By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger will never worry about speculation over his future.

The Arsenal manager has been hogging the back page headlines this week amid rumours linking him with Real Madrid. The stories were quashed in Thursday’s interview with TV Online and backed up at his press conference the following day.

However Wenger is one of Europe’s prized assets and therefore he knows he will always be linked with other clubs.

“I am used to it,” he said. “I believe I have faced that for a long time.

“When you are in a job for this long, as soon as you have a blip, people are not happy. But throughout my whole stay here I have had contacts with other clubs but nothing ever comes out from my side.

“I cannot master what people say or what is written in the newspapers. And I believe nobody can question my commitment.”

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22 May 2009