Wenger: I want to stay at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says he wants to stay at Arsenal.

The Gunners boss refused to comment on speculation linking him with Barcelona when asked about reports he was in contention to take over at the Nou Camp.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday morning, Wenger made it clear that his preference would be to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

The Frenchman’s contract expires this summer and he has been touted as a possible replacement for Luis Enrique, who has announced he is stepping down as Barca boss at the end of the season.

Asked about the job at the Catalan club, Wenger replied: “No my preference has always been the same and will remain the same.

“I am not looking for jobs in other clubs or other people’s jobs. I just focus on me getting to the next level and trying to improve.”

Asked to clarify what he meant by his “preference”, Wenger replied: “I’ve been here for 20 years and had many times the opportunity to leave.

“So I don’t think I have to convince you that my preference has always been Arsenal.

“But of course I’m objective and lucid enough to make the right decision for myself and the club as well – the club is free to make the decision it wants and I will respect that.”

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