FOOTBALL: Arsene Wenger revealed today that he has no plans to sign a new deal with Arsenal, saying: "Two years is a long time in my job."
Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis has said the club want to offer the long-serving Frenchman, who took the reigns in 1996, fresh terms before his current deal expires in the summer of 2014.
But Wenger, who turns 63 next month, said that, while he has no plans to slow down, he does not see the need to pen a deal contract at the current time.
"I have been at the club long enough to have confidence in the people I work with, but I will assess my own performances and then make a decision, at the moment we are not there," said Wenger, whose face Southampton at home tomorrow.
"Two years is a long time in my job. I just want to do well for the club as long as I can and accept all the rest.
"I have to consider that at my age, you always have to assess if you have the fitness, the desire, the commitment that this job demands.
"Then of course you have to make your decisions. I hope I will be lucid enough and intelligent enough to assess my performance well."
Wenger added: "I am an Arsenal man. I think I have always shown that. I have to consider if I do well or not. If I don't do well, I have to consider my future."
The Gunners will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season against the Saints.
Two goalless draws against Sunderland and Stoke were followed by a 2-0 win at Liverpool.
Midfielder Abou Diaby is rated as 50-50 after picking up a minor knee problem while on international duty with France, but may be rested before next week's start of the Champions League campaign in Montpellier.
Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is fit again following a rib injury, but winger Theo Walcott will be assessed after missing England's game against Ukraine with a virus.