Wenger: I will not retire


The 67-year-old Wenger, who has managed the London club for more than 20 years, is out of contract at the end of this campaign and has been coming under pressure from fans and pundits to vacate his position.

Ahead of their game against Manchester City on Sunday, Arsenal are sixth on the league table while they were knocked out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage by Bayern Munich.

However, despite the calls for him to leave the club, Wenger says he still has the desire to continue.

He said: "I will not retire, retiring is for young people. For old people retirement is dying. I still watch every football game. I find it interesting.

"I carry a bit more pressure on my shoulders than 20 years ago [when he first arrived at Arsenal] but the hunger is exactly the same.

"When you see what the club was and what it is today - when I arrived we were seven people [members of staff] - we are 700 today.

"One share was £400, it is £18,000 today. And I'll tell you straight away, I don't have any shares.

"I hate defeat. But I can understand the fans that are unhappy with every defeat."