Date: 30th March 2017 at 8:40pm
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An Arsene Wenger press conference this season simply can’t go by without questions about his future – but with Manchester City up next he also spoke about the impact of substitutes in the game.

Beginning with on going questions and speculation about his own future with him being out of contract this summer and the two year offer that sits on the table being unsigned as of this minute in time, Wenger again stated that he knew what the future would bring and whilst he wouldn’t be revealing that to the media this week, again it will be revealed soon.

Speaking to the Official Site to address those questions, he explained.

‘Not today but I’m very clear in my mind. But anyway, do I stay two months or two years? My commitment will be exactly the same. The time I spent here does not influence my attitude at all.’

Pressed again one whether the delay in announcing his future was causing instability and unrest within the dressing room, Wenger was again clear that wasn’t the case.

No. The priority in life is always to focus on what is important and not to look for excuses. At the moment our results are not going the way we want, but as well we have to make sure that the priority for us is what happens on the pitch. Being professional is to perform on the football pitch and not to find escape excuses where I think there are not.’

Getting off the topic of his future, Wenger pivoted to a different question that was more related to the game at hand – the simple fact Arsenal and Manchester City substitutes have a better tendency than others to find the net when they are introduced.

For Wenger there’s not really a surprise in that given the options each club boasts from the bench.

‘Well of course I believe that when I say to you to be on board that we had the highest number of goals scored from substitutes in the league. Recently it has not so much worked for us on that front but we have to find this quality back. It`s explainable by the fact that I, like Man City, have top-quality strikers on the bench usually and that they have an impact when they come on.’

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