Arsene Wenger hints at Arsenal exit

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Arsene Wenger has hinted that he may yet leave Arsenal, despite being expected to sign a new deal.

The Frenchman, who has been in charge of the Gunners since his appointment in 1996, was widely expected to sign a new two year deal, however, Wenger has now called that in to question.

Despite a trophy-laden first nine years at the club, Wenger hasn't seen his side lift a trophy since the FA Cup in 2005.

Following a flying first half to the season, heavy defeats to Liverpool and Chelsea in recent weeks have raised questions over the Gunners chief's future.

It now looks likely that the North London club's only chance for silverware will be the FA Cup, and should Wenger fail to win the competition - the Gunners face Wigan in the semi-final and either Hull City or Sheffield United in the final - many will question whether the Frenchman deserves a new deal.

Despite reaffirming his commitment to the club, Wenger did concede there is a possibility he may not be in charge next season.

Wenger is believed to have signed a deal in principle but when pushed on whether he would definitely be at the helm next season he is quoted as saying in the Telegraph: "Yes... unless I decide otherwise."

Some have suggested that Wenger's decision will be based on how he finishes the season, and the long-standing Arsenal manager's words echo that sentiment.

"I have told you many times we have had no time to sit down and do it. But I want to have a feeling coming out of the season that I have done the maximum for the club. Let’s see when the season is over." he said

The Gunners face Manchester City at the Emirates today, with a defeat all but ruling out a fourth Premier League crown for Wenger.

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