ARSENE WENGER has finally admitted he could leave Arsenal THIS season.
The Gunners boss, asked whether he has had enough in the job, said: “No matter what happens next season I will manage, whether that’s here or somewhere else.
And he added: “It is important the club is in safe hands, whether it’s me or someone else.”
Wenger has faced fresh calls for his head from Arsenal fans after the 5-1 Champions League capitulation at the hands of Bayern Munich earlier this week.
And star striker Alexis Sanchez is ready to quit the club in the wake of a dressing room row following that humiliation at the Allianz.
Now, after more than 20 years in the job, Frenchman Wenger has for the first time conceded his time in the Emirates hotseat could be up.
But he defended his record in charge and said the future for the club will not be all joy once he leaves.
Asked if it was time to move on, Wenger said: “Maybe – it’s an eternal debate when someone is in a job for a long time and have big disappointments.
“Even if I go Arsenal will not win every single game in the future, that’s part of it, as much as it hurts to lose games.
“We hope in future we can win trophies, but it’s not like before I arrived Arsenal had won five European Cups.
“You have to take perspective of some of the demands.
“It is important the club takes the right decision for the future. I did not work here for 20 years not to care about this club.
“I had many opportunities to go elsewhere. I care about this club and its future.”
Wenger – who has been urged by former keeper Jens Lehmann to make a decision on the job – said he has held talks with Arsenal owners over his immediate future – despite a two-year contract extension being on the table.