With his contract running out, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expected to end his tenure at the club this offseason, but the Frenchman has other plans.
Despite Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Chelsea, sections of the Gunners faithful are hoping to see Wenger leave, but he believes he is still the right man to lead the London based outfit forward.
"You can't have 35 years at the top level if you're not the right man to do the job," Wenger told reporters after the 2-1 win over Chelsea.
"I just want to do well for the club. It's down to the board members. Am I the right man to take this club further? It's not about popularity, it's about competence.
"I'm in a public job – I expect to be criticised. I accept that people don't agree with me. Once a game starts and you're a fan, then you stand behind the team. That's what I didn't accept through the season.
"I think this club has special values. Outside the game, criticism is fine. I've never had any problems with journalists in 25 years and it's the same with the fans. We played some games in a hostile environment and that I can't accept."
But the win over the Blues at Wembley could still be Wenger’s swansong, and he stressed his delight at picking up another medal.
"It's one of the proudest moments of my career – no one gave us a chance," Wenger added. "We showed attitude and class.
"I think in the last two months, we've had outstanding performances. This team is moving forward. It's united and the way we play suits our players. The way we function gets the best out of the individuals. This team has exceptional potential."