Arsene Wenger has dropped another clear indication that he sees his future at Arsenal, despite overtures from big-spending Paris St Germain.
The Gunners manager's current contract expires at the end of the season - and until a new agreement is reached - speculation over where his future lies will continue.
Wenger advised Nasser Al-Khelaifi and his Qatari partners over their takeover at PSG and he continues to enjoy a healthy relationship with them.
They are prepared to wait, seemingly indefinitely, for Wenger to complete his work in England before offering him a senior role at the club — as manager, director of football, or perhaps as a club ambassador.
However, the latest declaration from the Arsenal manager about his future suggests PSG may be left disappointed.
“I can see the rest of my life in England, why not?” he is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard. “I feel comfortable in this country because we share a common passion for football and as well I am very thankful for this country for having accepted me and giving me a chance.
“I am happy on the football pitch.”
Wenger revealed earlier this season that his was keen to extend his 17-year stay at the Emirates, yet the Frenchman indicated the Gunners’ performance this season will be a significant factor in influencing his decision.
Arsenal currently lead the Premier League after a strong start to the season that has been bolstered by the £42.5m signing of Mesut Ozil.