Wenger discusses Arsenal signing 'impressive' Lukaku from Everton


Having refused to confirm if he will accept Arsenal's offer of a new contract, Wenger this week said his will be settled when he meets the club's powerbrokers after the Gunners' FA Cup final date with Chelsea on May 27.

Asked if the visit of Everton will be his last game in charge of Arsenal at the Emirates, he said: "Of the season.yes".

If Arsenal somehow sneak into the top four and Arsene Wenger stays as manager, I think they will have the same disappointments and problems next season as they have had this. One of those is what happens with the manager, the players coming in and contract renewals. In that respect, I don't think Champions League football is as important as people say. And though I modified that in the final article, it didn't go down well.

The last time Arsenal's place in Europe's elite championship rested on the final league match was in 2006, when London-rivals Tottenham Hotspur needed only to match Arsenal's result to snap the sequence.

Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal are involved in a three-way fight for two Champions League places.

"Everybody will be under scrutiny so you just want the teams like Everton to fight against us, Middlesbrough will fight against Liverpool, Watford will fight against Manchester City".

"Maybe one day I will be able to speak about that, but I don't question, at the moment, their focus and their determination because every game they turn up and give strong performances".

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Midfielder Aaron Ramsey has recovered in time for the weekend's clash while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains on the sidelines with an hamstring injury.

Wenger's "increasingly embattled status" has been "starkly illustrated" by claims about his coaching ability from Arsenal legend Tony Adams, reports The Times.

As well as facing supporter protests, Wenger has also found an increased criticism from a host of former Arsenal players.

"We are likely to get an announcement after that". "Whatever they want, we will see it at the end of the tournament".

"Of course we can need help to become better".

Adams said that Wenger, under whom he won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups, "could not coach his way out of a paper bag".

"Arsene is so dominant that he was probably not going to like it if I said, 'We're conceding bad goals, I'm going to take the back four today and organise them".