Arsene Wenger has yet to indicate whether or not he will remain in charge at Arsenal.
There are two major discussion points at the Emirates stadium at the moment. The first centres around the contract negotiations of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, and the second concerns the long term future of Arsene Wenger at the club.
Although the Frenchman recently celebrated his 20th anniversary at the club, it is not yet know if this will in fact be his last season in charge of Arsenal.
Indeed, last summer saw an intense amount of speculation linking Wenger with succeeding Roy Hodgson as England coach, before he ultimately decided to commit to Arsenal for at least another season.
However Sam Allardyce’s recent sacking has seen a renewal of such speculation, as England look to find a manager who bring some stability to the role.
Nevertheless, despite being ranked as the joint second favourite to be appointed as the next England boss, Wenger has today dismissed any speculation linking him to the position after telling beIN Sports (via The Mirror) that the next manager needs to be an Englishman.
I’ve always said that England has a huge football passion and if tomorrow you have a game with France then it would be difficult [for me] not to sing the national anthem.
It’s logical. I thought they’d say I’m half English after being here for 20 years! It’s better to have an Englishman.
It would be difficult to manage another English club team. The national team is different.
But my first priority has always been Arsenal.
Although he didn’t close the door on ultimately becoming the next England boss once his Arsenal contract expires, Wenger certainly put distance between himself and the FA.
However he has yet to address his long term future at Arsenal.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena