Wenger unsure of future

Gunners boss plays down PSG link while admitting uncertainty

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that his future beyond 2011 is uncertain.

Wenger has led The Gunners to three Premier League titles and four FA Cup trophies since he took over at the club in 1996.

However, recent reports in the media speculated that he may succeed close friend Charles Villeneuve as president of Paris St Germain.

It was claimed that the Frenchman will join up with PSG once his contract expires at Emirates Stadium in 2011.

Wenger has played down the rumours, but concedes he is unsure of what the future holds beyond his current deal.


"The owner [of PSG] came to see me to see how we are organised," he said on Sky Sports News.

"He named a guy (Villeneuve) president who is a friend of mind, and if I can help him I will help him.

"I am under contract until 2011; I know I will not go on forever. After 2011, if I manage to get there, I really do not know what I will do."

Wenger also spoke of Avram Grant's sacking at Chelsea, expressing his belief that clubs should demonstrate patience rather than chop and change their managers.

"I don't know why Chelsea made the change, I was surprised," Wenger explained.


"I feel that Avram Grant did well. Why not stay with him? If John Terry puts the penalty (in the UEFA Champions League final) in Grant is the same manager with the same qualities.

"If it (Grant's future) was decided on the ball going in or out then we will not have good coaches anymore in this game.

"Why? Because we will not have any risk. I believe that for the development of the game, giving time to a manager is very important."