Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has made a decision regarding his future at the club, and that he will announce the news ‘very soon’.
The Frenchman was speaking in his post-West Brom press conference on Saturday after seeing his Gunners lose for a fourth time in their last five Premier League games, going down 3-1 at the Hawthorns on another difficult afternoon for the North London side.
A brace of headers from Craig Dawson and a Hal Robson-Kanu strike secured a deserved three points for Tony Pulis’ men, with Alexis Sanchez’s 18th goal of the campaign not enough to end Arsenal’s disappointing run of form.
But attentions once again turned to Wenger’s future in the press conference after the game, where the 67-year-old confirmed that he has reached a decision.
He said: ‘I know what I will do in my future so you will know soon – very soon.
However, the Gunners boss was keen to focus on his team’s poor run of form over questions about his future, adding: ‘Today I do not necessarily worry about that. We are in a unique bad patch that we have never had in 20 years.
‘We lose game after game at the moment and that is for me much more important than my future.’
Defeat on Saturday was Arsenal’s seventh of the league campaign but sixth in their last 12 matches, and means that they have won just three of their last eight games in all competitions, two of which came against non-league opposition in the FA Cup.
Two planes were seen flying banners over the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, with one calling for Wenger to go and the other backing the 67-year-old, which sums up the contrasting views of many Arsenal supporters at present.
Wenger’s future appears to be attracting more attention due to their on-the-pitch struggles, so making a decision will obviously end the uncertainty, and could seriously benefit the team in their quest to finish in the top four for a 21st consecutive season.
The Gunners are fifth in the table, five points adrift of Liverpool, and host third place Manchester City in their next league game after the international break.