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Don't hide under uncertainty around my future - Wenger warns Arsenal players

01 April 2017, 01:33 | Violet Powell

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The Gunners have endured a hard few weeks, with Wenger's men having been knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich and also dropping down into sixth place in the Premier League table.

On the pitch, Arsenal hosts third-place Manchester City on Sunday as it looks to gain ground on the Premier League's top four. I don't think it's an immediate concern to Arsenal Football Club. I will remain like that.

However, speaking during a press conference at Arsenal's London Colney training base on Thursday, the 67-year-old said: "It's a subject that at the moment it is not sorted completely out". You know my attachment to this club and at the moment it is as it is and I do not see any escape route to have less responsibility because of that. I would prefer Arsenal with a lot of wins. However, there was a clear overall opinion that the manager's time is at an end. "It does not influence my attitude", Wenger added.

Vieira, who is now manager of New York City FC, understands the struggles his former boss is now facing at the Emirates Stadium but refused to nail his colours to the mast when pressed about whether Wenger should remain in the North London hotseat.

Arsenal face Manchester City in a blockbuster clash at the Emirates on Sunday.

But, in the same interviews, Sanchez said he wants to play in a team with a "winning mentality", sparking speculation he covets a move across London to Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The two clubs have combined for an average of almost four goals in their past seven Premier League meetings, having scored a total of 27 times in their games over the past four years. That's not the case anymore.

Firmino in doubt for Brazil's World Cup qualifier against Paraguay
I will have a caipirinha this big, " the coach said, showing with his hands that he wanted an extra-large drink. With the result, Brazil kept its streak as the only nation that has taken part in each of the 21 World Cups.

The Chile forward told South American media this week that he is happy in London and keen to see out his Arsenal contract, which expires next year.

Wenger, meanwhile, in his first full season at the club was leading Arsenal to the league and FA Cup double in 1997-98.

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick said recently the club's season had been "rather disappointing" but did not offer any clarification about Wenger's future. It's true we have not extended his contract yet but I hope he will stay at the club. "I don't think it's the way you play it's how well you play the way you play". No", Wenger said. "The priority in life is always to focus on what is important and not to look for excuses. He said he wants to win the championship, that's what everybody wants. "That's what everybody wants and I can understand that completely".

Sanchez played every minute for Chile in both of their games during the global break, producing a freekick in the fifth minute of Tuesday night's win over Venezuela to further justify the £50milllion fee Arsenal are demanding for him.

Chelsea are by far the more successful side in recent times and represent an exciting prospect for Sanchez, yet Wenger doesn't seem bothered by the rumours.

"It's a good opportunity for us to bounce back. I promise you, 100 per cent".

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