I am not worried about that – Arsene Wenger responds to speculation over future at Arsenal manager

Arsene Wenger insists he is not concerned about the speculation over his future as Arsenal manager, saying his sole focus is on winning the Europa League title this season.

The 68-year-old has one year remaining on his contract with the Gunners, having penned a new deal with the club last summer.

But recent reports have claimed he could leave early at the end of a disappoitning campaign, with club legend and former captain Patrick Vieira lined up to replace him.

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Wenger would not entertain these rumours when quizzed on Thursday as he spoke ahead of Sundays clash at home to West Ham.

Instead, the boss said his main concern was securing Champions League football through the Europa League, having admitted the club dont have much to go for in the Premier League as they currently six sixth in the table.

“My personal situation is not my worry,” said the Frenchman.

“My worry is to transform a season with many disappointments into a success. That is what matters to me.”

Asked if it will be his decision and not the club's if he leaves or stays for one more year, as reported, he replied: “That doesnt matter.

“If you look back at my career, my priority was always Arsenal football club.

“I am responsible for the results and people will ask about it. I cannot master that. I can only master my commitment and work.”

With the 68-year-old so evasive on his own future, Wenger insists his main concern is delivering Europa League success, with the first-leg of a tricky semi-final against Atletico Madrid coming up after this weekend's Premier League visit of West Ham.

“[My future] is not my biggest priority… the Europa League is the priority,” he added.

“We dont have much to go for in the Premier League.

“We are Arsenal and we want to win matches. Every game is important.

“At home, we have had a good season. Away from home is where we have failed.

"For us it's absolutely vital to beat them [Atletico] and to have a chance to go into the final and win the competition.

"We have a big obstacle, a big hurdle in the semi-final. I would even say that Atletico Madrid are seen as the favourites to win the competition, but I believe that at our best, we can beat them."

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