Arsene Wenger has rejected the chance to coach Real Madrid and has pledged his future to Arsenal.
The Frenchman emerged as Real presidential candidate Florentino Perez’s leading target to take charge at Santiago Bernabeu, should he win the forthcoming elections.
Speculation over Wenger’s future increased when he admitted that working under Perez would be ‘an interesting project’.
With Arsenal concluding a fourth successive season without silverware, some supporters had began to express concerns about the direction of the club and Wenger came under fierce criticism at last week’s shareholders meeting.
However, Wenger has now pledged to remain at Emirates Stadium until at least the end of his current contract in June 2011.
He told the Daily Mail: “There’s nothing to worry about, it’s not an issue for me.
“I’m staying here.
“If that changes I will let you know, but don’t worry about that. It’s not an issue.”