By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger expects his future to be sorted out “very soon”.

The Frenchman is about to start his 14th full season in charge of Arsenal. He is the Club’s long-serving and most successful manager.

However his current contract runs out next summer and, unsurprisingly, a new deal was among the topics discussed at Wenger’s first pre-match press conference of the campaign on Sunday.

Ahead of the Liverpool game, the manager confirmed he had been offered a new deal but rejected suggestions he would only sign up if the team showed their full potential at the start of the campaign.

“My situation will be sorted out very soon,” he said. “But my commitment to the Club has nothing do with how well the season will go. That would be unfair.

“I have to show how much I believe in this team by showing my commitment. If I do not do well and one day the Club is not happy with me then I can completely understand that I will not be here anymore.

“But my commitment has not to be linked like that – and anyway I believe we will do well this season.”

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13 Aug 2010