Manager Arsene Wenger says he is not thinking about his long-term future at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has not held talks about a new deal and will consider his own performance before committing to Arsenal.
Last Updated: 14/09/12 7:11am
Wenger has been in charge of the Gunners since 1996 and still has two years remaining on his current contract.
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis has made it clear that he still sees Wenger as the man to take the club forward long-term, paying a glowing tribute to the Frenchman this week.
However, Wenger says he is not thinking beyond 2014 and has indicated that he may step down if he feels he is not doing his job well enough.
"In the past I have always shown my commitment to the club, and at the moment I am not in the mood to think about the long-term future because we want to do well this season," he said on Sky Sports News.
"I am an Arsenal man and I think I have always shown that, but I have to consider whether I do well or not, and if I don't do well then I have to consider my future.
"I am long enough at the club to have the confidence of people I work with, but I will assess my own performances and whether I do well enough for the club.
"At the moment we are not there. Two years is a long time in my job, so I just want to do as well for the club as long as I can and accept all the rest."
Wenger will turn 63 next month and he recognises that it may become harder to work at the same intensity as the years go by, but a future in international management is not in his thoughts at the current time.
"I have to consider at my age whether I have the fitness, the desire and the commitment that this job demands, and then you have to make your decisions," he explained.
"I hope I will be lucid and intelligence enough to assess my performance well."
Wenger added: "I just want to do well every day and work every day, and at the moment I am not interested in a national job."