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Wenger reiterates Arsenal commitment

ESPN staff
May 13, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has seemingly definitively put an end to speculation he will succeed Carlo Ancelotti should the Italian quit Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

PSG coach Ancelotti, 53, wrapped up the Ligue 1 title on Sunday, but his future at the Parc des Princes remains unclear with him long being linked with Real Madrid, whose president, Florentino Perez, 66, is a known admirer of the Italian.

Wenger, 63, is held in similar esteem by the Qatari owners of PSG, but the Frenchman told beIN Sport he will see out the final year of his contract with the Gunners.

"I've not had any contact with PSG. I won't leave Arsenal like a thief in the night. I'll respect my contract through to 2014," he said, adding he had kept a close eye on PSG's progress. "I've followed their season. They have built their success through a kind of individual superiority and a collective one which they discovered via the Champions League. It's been quite tough for them in Ligue 1.

"As for me, I have a contract with Arsenal, where I've been for 17 years, and I don't see myself leaving the club like a thief and not respecting my contract."

French media had reported last week Wenger was due to meet with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, 39, after the conclusion of the English Premier League season.

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