Board meeting set to decide Arsenal boss's fate

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"He is the manager who gave a stadium to the club, won cups, and he has been 21 years in the job", said striker Sanchez, Arsenal's top scorer whose own future at the club remains unresolved.

Alexis Sanchez is set to leave Arsenal should the club fail to beat Liverpool to a top four spot this season.

'One of them is, of course, what is happening with the manager, the future, the players who have to come in, the renewal of contracts. "At the moment I think we should focus on short term and what's going on on Sunday and in the cup final". What happens to me after that is less important. He signed a two year deal at the Emirates after guiding his side to a 4-0 win over Aston Villa in the 2015 FA Cup final.

Arsene Wenger has branded Tony Adams' criticism of his management as "sad" and insists he is only focused on Arsenal securing Champions League qualification because "I'm not here to sell books".

Despite winning six of their last seven games, Arsenal are in fifth place, one point behind fourth placed Liverpool and three adrift of third placed City.

City, which has the best goal difference, plays at Watford and Liverpool hosts already-relegated Middlesbrough.

If Arsene Wenger guides his side to another season of Champions league football he will have increased his chances of remaining in charge at Arsenal.

It really is out of the Gunners hands whether they qualify for the Champions League next season.

Wenger added: "We have to do our job, we are professionals and want to win".

With his future at Arsenal still undecided, Arsene Wenger has further muddied the waters at the Emirates after he "ridiculed" the idea of working alongside a director of football.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will have to make do without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who is ruled out with a hamstring injury. "I have a good record against Arsenal".

The club are now fifth in the Premier League table heading into the final round of fixtures this weekend.

Adams suggested that Wenger did not want him back at the club in a coaching capacity due to a potential challenge to his authority, but the Frenchman insists that former players have no divine right to expect a job after they retire.

Asked if he was hurt by Adams' comments, Wenger said: "No".

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