Wenger ‘not worried’ about Arsenal future

first_imgArsenal Wenger ‘not worried’ about Arsenal future with silverware in his sights Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 21:41 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arsene Wenger Arsenal Southampton Getty Images Arsenal Arsène Wenger Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City League Cup The long-serving Frenchman has grown accustomed to seeing others discuss the length of his Gunners reign and is happy to stay out of the debate Arsene Wenger is “not worried” about his Arsenal future, with his focus locked on the present and the pursuit of silverware.The long-serving Frenchman has spent over 21 years at the Gunners helm, with considerable success enjoyed during an iconic reign.Questions have been asked of his suitability to the job in recent years, though, with FA Cup triumphs papering over the cracks of Premier League decline. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Wenger was, however, to earn a two-year contract in the summer of 2017 and is happy to continue letting others debate how long he has left in north London.“That is not my worry,” he told Sky Sports when quizzed on his future.“When I came here in 1996 on October 1 I was not worried about how long I was going to be at the club, I was just worried about the next game and trying to win it.“It happens that I’m still here, but overall there is only one desire, and that’s to do as well as I can for the team.”Wenger could counter his critics with another trophy on Sunday, as Arsenal prepare to face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.Pressed on whether victory at Wembley would make the 2017-18 campaign a success and justify the faith shown in him, the 68-year-old added: “I don’t think like that.Arsene Wenger future not worried“After winning a trophy you want to win every single competition, we want to do well in the Premier League, we want to do well in the Europa League, we wanted to do well in the FA Cup.“After that you have to leave the judgement to other people. We are here to serve the club, and the club then has to judge if the work we do is good enough or not.”While reluctant to be drawn on the value of a Carabao Cup win, Wenger admits that he is eager to get his hands on a prize which has eluded him throughout his tenure.“Yes! Of course,” he added.“I haven’t won it, but I must say as well that over the years I have always used the League Cup for the youth team, and we always had good young players.“It has changed a little bit now, we are in the final, and it’s a good opportunity to win a trophy. You have so many teams in the Premier League who fight for trophies, and like everything you want to win.”last_img read more

Extrain engineer apologizes for his role in LacMegantic tragedy

first_imgSHERBROOKE, Que. – One of the three men acquitted of criminal negligence in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster is apologizing publicly for his role in the tragedy that killed 47 people.Tom Harding spoke to reporters today for the first time since he and two former railway colleagues were found not guilty last week.Richard Labrie, Jean Demaitre and Harding were each charged with criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people after a runaway train derailed and exploded in the small Quebec town on July 6, 2013.In a rare public statement since the tragedy, Harding says he is deeply sorry for his part in the disaster and assumes his responsibility.The Crown had argued that Harding’s role was significant because he didn’t apply a sufficient number of brakes after parking the convoy for the night.Harding’s defence team had argued his actions were not a marked departure from standard company procedures and therefore he couldn’t be held criminally responsible.“I do not find the words sufficient to express my sympathies,” Harding said. “I am deeply sorry for my part of responsibility in this tragedy. I assume this responsibility and I will always assume it.”last_img read more