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Iím no quitter, says defiant Wenger
February 22, 2013 , 9 : 50 pm
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: Arsene Wenger insists he has no intention of quitting Arsenal despite growing criticism of the Gunners' boss after the worst season of his 17-year reign in north London.
Wenger has been under fire from fans and pundits for much of the season, but the last week has been a new low for the Frenchman as his side crashed out of the FA Cup against Championship club Blackburn and then slumped to a 3-1 home defeat to Bayern Munich that left their Champions League hopes in tatters.
Barring a miracle comeback against Bayern in the second leg, Arsenal will have gone eight years without a trophy at the end of this season and many fans believe the time has come for Wenger to go.
But the 63-year-old, whose team have been reduced to a desperate scrap to finish in the Premier League's top four, says he is not about to walk away from the current difficulties because his desire to do the job burns as bright as ever. Asked at press conference yesterday if he had considered his position this week, Wenger said: "Never. Not one second. I don't think that spark has anything to do with your age. "It is just that's how you are and you're motivated by how much you want to win and how much you are a winner.
"If I go out now and play one against one with you, you will see I will beat you and at least if I don't manage to beat you, I will want to beat you. That will not change as long as I can move." Wenger also believes there needs to be a sense of perspective around what is regarded as achievement at the Emirates Stadium.
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