By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger has confirmed that he will honour his current contract with Arsenal.

The issue has arisen in the wake of David Dein's surprise departure from the Club on Wednesday. The former vice-chairman's close personal relationship with the Arsenal manager has led to conjecture that the Frenchman may not see out his contract which expires next summer.

However, at Friday's pre-match press conference, Wenger confirmed his desire to complete his current deal.

"I can only say I am committed to do as well as I can for the club and for the team as long as my contract lasts," he said. "I have always done that."

Wenger discusses any new deal at the very end of its tenure and he insisted it is business as usual this time around.

"At the moment, I do not think about that," he said. "The summer of 2008 is still quite a long [way away], and after that I will see.

"It depends how well we do next season and how the situation will go because I have high targets for next season. I knew that with a young team going to a new stadium, we could struggle a little bit this year. But we have to be back on track fighting for the Premiership next season."

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Richard Clarke 20 Apr 2007