Wenger calm amid Arsenal storm

17 February 2017 05:02:48 EST

Arsene Wenger is adamant that he will still be in management next season, as he aims to help Arsenal recover from a disastrous Champions League defeat.

The Gunners were routed 5-1 by Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening, leaving them set to exit the competition at the last-16 stage for the seventh year in a row.

I will manage next season, whether it's here or somewhere else.

Arsene Wenger

That started rumours of Wenger possibly preparing to step aside at the end of the season, but the Frenchman says he will wait until March or April to make the call on whether to extend his reign.

He told reporters ahead of an FA Cup fifth round clash with Sutton United on Monday evening: "I'm used to it - I've been here for 20 years. I'm in the public life and I have to deal with it.

"At the moment we have other priorities than my future. I think what is important is that the club makes the right decision for the future.

"I don't feel like I've had enough - I will manage next season, whether it's here or somewhere else."

Meanwhile, Wenger says his staff and the players themselves must ensure they move on quickly and ensure there is no shock against National League side Sutton.

He added: "The main emotion is that everybody is disappointed and we need to focus on the next game.

"We need to take care with the consequences a disappointing result can have on everyone's spirit and we need to bounce back."

Central defender Laurent Koscielny will miss out against Sutton after suffering a hamstring injury in the loss to Bayern, with the Gunners 1/11 to win in normal time at Gander Green Lane and 11/2 to secure a 3-0 victory in 90 minutes.

Arsenal are available at 9/2 to go all the way and lift the FA Cup for a record 13th time this season.

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