Arsene Wenger has responded to Ian Wright’s claims that the Arsenal manager is “coming to the end”.
Arsenal won their first game in three on Saturday, edging to a 2-0 victory over Hull at the Emirates Stadium.
The unconvincing victory came after successive defeats to Watford and Chelsea, which had increased the scrutiny on Wenger’s position as manager.
Former striker Wright claimed on Friday evening that he had spoken to the Frenchman earlier in the week, and had the impression that he would quit at the end of the season.
But Wenger, speaking after the Hull win, denied reports that he is ready to leave the club.
Explaining why Wright thought he had “lost his wind”, the manager replied: “I could be tired because I get up early in the morning, and I finish late at night.
“So sometimes I’m tired, yes, but I didn’t give any indication about my future.
“I appreciate very much that you want me to rest absolutely, but I’m not ready for that.”
Pressed on whether he and Wright had a one-on-one conversation when they met at a dinner for Arsenal’s Diamond Club members on Thursday, Wenger added: “No, it was a question and answers with members of the Diamond Club, so there were many people there.
“We had a little dinner before, but it was not the two of us, it was four or five.”