Arsene Wenger not ready to sign Arsenal contract

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Arsene Wenger says that he will not sign a new contract with Arsenal until the season has finished.

The Frenchman has left Arsenal hanging on his word as his contract runs out at the end of the season and he has yet to sign a new one.

A number of reports claimed that officials at the Emirates Stadium were drawing up potential candidates to replace Wenger should he decide to leave at the end of the season.

And Wenger has admitted that the doubt over his future will remain until after the FA Cup final, when he will finally make a decision on his future.

He insists that he has given his word to stay on at Arsenal but the fact remains that he is free to leave the Gunners should he get an irresistible offer or simply have a change of heart.

Wenger admitted to reporters: "Certainly at the moment we are focused on the Cup final. After that yes I will make an announcement on my future.

"I told you many times: My word is my word and I'm from a period, ancestral, where you didn't need a pen to commit."

The Arsenal manager has also revealed that Arsenal's success in the FA Cup will have no bearing on his decision but admits it was important to achieve Champions League qualification.

He said: “It's not linked with that (FA Cup) at all. It was of course important to be in the Champions League. That is for sure.

"I told you many times, it's not linked with my commitment. It's linked with the fact that I feel I am useful.

“I have no moments of doubt. If I had moments of doubt they would have been a few years ago when I had to say no to many offers, you know and I committed to this club under a lot of pressure.”

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