Wenger says his commitment is 'not questionable', gives injury update

Arsene Wenger Press Conference - 18/02/2014

Arsene Wenger addressed the media of Arsenal's Premier League meeting with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he remains committed to the club despite questions surrounding his future following a difficult week at the club, which saw the Gunners lose 6-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and pegged back by Swansea City in a 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game with Manchester City, Wenger said: "My commitment is not questionable. I have given my word and I always respect my word.”

The Arsenal boss has said that Aaron Ramsey will be the first amongst his injury hit stars to return to the side but it won't be this weekend. The Welshman has been struggling with a thigh problem, and Wenger added that Jack Wilshere has a chance of being fit for the World Cup as he recovers from a broken foot. The Gunners chief also revealed that Abou Diaby will be back in training next week after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.

He added that tomorrow is the last chance for the side to say in the title race when they take on City, and said that if Everton in fifth place can catch the Gunners then Wenger’s men can catch the title rivals above them.

He said: “We have not given up believe me. It’s our attitude tomorrow which will show that.

“We play at the Emirates where we show big strengths and we want to show that again tomorrow.

“There’s plenty of positives to take from the game at the Etihad. But of course we must defend better.

“We haven’t started the big games on the front foot and we want to change that tomorrow.”

Wenger also stated that he is confident Bacary Sagna will remain an Arsenal player beyond this season and said they will accept the decision the defender makes.

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