Arsene Wenger 'sad' over criticism from former Gunners defender Tony Adams


Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will decide whether to stay on as Arsenal boss after the club's FA Cup final against London rivals Chelsea on May 27.

"As we go into the final weekend of the Premier League season, it's looking more than likely that Arsenal will miss out on the top four", said the 43-year-old on the Sky Sports website.

The battle for the Golden Boot has gone to the wire this season, with Harry Kane's four goals in Tottenham's win over Leicester City on Thursday seeing him leapfrog Romelu Lukaku to go top.

Asked if the match against Everton would be his last home game as Arsenal manager, Wenger said: "I can not tell you that".

"There are many aspects of a football club that will have to be discussed at the board meeting".

Despite still being set on leaving the club, Alexis has claimed he does support manager Arsene Wenger, who's come in for increasing criticism this season from the fans - and finishing fifth would be the final straw for them.

"The most important thing is to win the football game".

"Sanchez and Ozil, maybe one day I will be able to speak about that, but I don't question their effort and focus", Wenger said.

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When asked whether a decision will be announced shortly after the FA Cup final, he replied, "Of course". For Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, Champions League qualification, the most lucrative prize on offer, can still be won or lost. For that to happen, they need to finish level on points, goal difference and goals scored with either City or Liverpool.

Arsena's Champions League future hinges on this match. If we win the game I will feel we have done the job. First of all they are under contract and, secondly, they behave like they want to be at the club.

Arsenal chiefs have been eager to enforce a shake-up of Wenger's back room staff, as well as the appointment of an influential figure who will assist in the recruitment of players and overseen contract negotiations.

"Sometimes when I look at the team we have and the players here. we often lose or draw against teams at home when we are superior", the Chilean said.

But Wenger insists just because a player forged a career at Arsenal does not mean the club owe them a coaching role after retirement.

"They are part of the results as well, like I am".

Wenger, who had Adams working at Arsenal in the youth set-up for a short spell previous year, said the remarks did not cause him pain and said he would rather focus his energies elsewhere. After, the season is not over and we have to focus on the Cup final.

'It all left me feeling that I would never get a chance in any capacity while Arsene was there.