Wenger backtracks on exit claims

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is committed to the club, despite being quoted saying he may consider his position this summer.

The sale of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy during the summer forced Wenger to re-build his squad ahead of the new season.

At first, The Gunners appeared to struggle, but with victory over Norwich stretching the club’s run to just one defeat in 12, Wenger has reason to believe he can deliver the club’s first trophy in six years.

“I wanted just to say that this is the Club of my life,” he said.

“I have a contract that I will honour and the only way I would one day consider [leaving] is if I feel I have not done well enough for the Club.

“You cannot say you love the Club and have a start like we had then ignore it. That is just what I wanted to say.

“There is no mixed message in there. My commitment and love for this Club is total. The only way I would consider [my future] is if I was not doing well enough for the Club.”

In an interview given to L’Equipe, Wenger was quotes as saying he would consider his position after this season, following a difficult summer at the Emirates Stadium.

“What’s hard is the feeling something is coming to an end. For me, we’re now talking short-term, it’s obvious. We’ll look at things at the end of this season,” he said.

“For the first time I lost young players who were reaching maturity. I suffered. It’s painful to lose key men you have invested a lot in.

“I won’t be at Arsenal in 15 years. Will I be there next season? I will be looking at the situation at the end of this season.”

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