Wenger: No talks with Arsenal over new deal

Arsene Wenger says that there have been no talks with Arsenal about extending his contract past the end of the current season.

The Frenchman has also revealed that he won’t help decide the identity of his successor when he does eventually depart the Emirates Stadium.

Eddie Howe is one name that has been linked with taking over from Wenger in the summer but the 66-year-old admits it will not be him that “chooses the next manager”.

“I think it’s very important in a club that everybody does what they are paid for,” Wenger told beIN Sports.

“My job is to be the manager of the club and I’m responsible for the style of play and the technical policy of the club.

“The board’s responsibility will be to choose the next manager. That’s not my job. If they ask my opinion I will give it in an honest way. But it will not be me who chooses the next manager.

“I’m not in their position, I’m in my position. The love story I have with the club is linked with the fact the board has always shown faith in me.

“I’m very grateful for that, no matter what happens I will have to make my decision and the board will make theirs. I will respect the board’s decision.

“Even if I wish to stay on I respect always the decision of the board. They have the responsibility to do that.”

“We have not spoken about that,” Wenger said after being asked whether the board had asked him to extend his contract.

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