By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger is as committed to Arsenal as he’s ever been.

The Frenchman has been back-page news this week after comments attributed to him about Real Madrid. According to reports, Wenger described the Bernabeu job as “an interesting project for any coach”.

That led some to suspect that the Arsenal manager would be leaving Emirates Stadium but he is doing no such thing. At his final pre-match press conference of the season, Wenger re-affirmed his loyalty to Arsenal and killed the Madrid rumours stone dead.

“I believe I have always shown my commitment to this club,” said Wenger. 

“I cannot deny every noise or contact I have. My commitment is as strong as ever and if one day it changes I will inform you.

“I don't want to talk about that [the Madrid speculation] because that is endless.

“I might write a book one day about all the contacts I have and if you are interested in it I am happy to offer it to you [the media]. But I don't think I will ever write it.”

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22 May 2009