Wenger's future at Arsenal will be decided after FA Cup final


Arsene Wenger has said an announcement about his future will be made in the days after an Arsenal board meeting following the FA Cup final.

Speaking ahead of the home game against Crystal Palace on Sunday, United manager Jose Mourinho said he will be protecting his top players to keep them fresh for the Europa League final against Ajax on Wednesday.

Asked when the board meeting is scheduled for, Wenger replied: "I think it is after the FA Cup final". I will be there.

Arsenal must win their final game of the season against Everton on Sunday and hope that Liverpool fail to defeat Middlesbrough if they are to have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

"I don't know what will happen at that board meeting".

With one game remaining in the league, they face a battle to qualify for the Champions League as they are now in fifth position, a point adrift of Liverpool in fourth and three behind third-placed Manchester City, albeit with an inferior goal difference of five.

Arsenal legend Tony Adams has had plenty to say about his former boss Arsene Wenger.

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However, Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is fit to participate after being forced off after 68 minute of Arsenal's 2-0 win against Sunderland on Tuesday.

However, Arsenal face a huge problem in that his contract has just over 12 months remaining on it, and with no suggestion that a renewal in an immediate possibility, he faces a highly uncertain future. "We are professional and we have to do our job", Wenger said. "I'm quite surprised. I want to absolutely make sure that we are in there but after that let's get to 75 points and see what happens".

As well as facing supporter protests, Wenger has also found an increased criticism from a host of former Arsenal players.

"It's going to be a hard game because Arsenal still have to play for the Champions League".

'Back in the day I said in an interview coaching wasn't Arsene's strong point, ' he wrote.

"First of all, they are under contract". Following ill-fated spells at Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth and Gabala, the former England global has now found himself in La Liga with Granada, but will be managing in La Liga 2 next season (should he stay on as manager) after the club's relegation at the end of this season.