By Amir Mir
Arsene Wenger has dropped a major hint that he could be at Arsenal next season by stating this campaign isn’t his final chance to win the Champions League.
Wenger is in the final year of his Arsenal contract, but the 66-year-old was adamant he could still steer the north London club to European glory beyond this season.
The club’s longest serving manager, who will enter his 20th year at the club in October is preparing for a Champions League group game opener at Paris St-Germain on Tuesday night.
But the Frenchman gave this message when asked if this could be his final chance to win the prestigious European cup.
“But I don’t think like that [could be his final chance],” said Wenger as quoted by the Evening Standard. “I think I played over 170 games in the Champions League and it’s every time the same: you want to do well in the next one. My personal case is not at stake in that at all.”
Wenger’s best attempt of steering Arsenal to a Champions League triumph was in 2005, which they lost 2-1 to Spanish giants Barcelona.
However, Wenger has come under increasing pressure in recent times as he has failed to guide the Gunners past the last-16 stage of the Champions League during the last six seasons.
Arsenal will be hoping for success on the European stage this season, with Swiss side Basel, Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets Razgrad and PSG standing in their way during the group stages.
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