Arsene Wenger told Arsenal fans ‘see you next season’ after signing off this campaign at the Emirates with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
The Frenchman has yet to sign a new contract at the club, but gave his clearest indication yet that he will stay at Arsenal beyond the FA Cup final on May 17.
Wenger said he had ‘no doubts’ about continuing his 17-year tenure as Arsenal manager but admitted it was an ‘important’ that the club have secured the chance to play in next season’s Champions League.
The Arsenal boss said: ‘Will I be back next season? Yes. You will see me again.
‘I don’t know (when I will sign a new deal), but I told you many times that my word is my word. I am from a period where you did not need a pen to commit.
‘It is not linked (with success or failure in the FA Cup final) at all. It was important to be in the Champions League, that is for sure.
‘I do not have moments of doubt. If I did, it would have been a few years ago when I had to say “no” to many offers and I committed to this club.’
Loic Remy, the QPR striker on loan at Newcastle, was watching at the Emirates on Sunday after being linked with a £12million summer move to Arsenal, but Wenger insisted he had not invited the Frenchman.
‘Honestly, I have just been informed that Loic Remy was here, I didn’t know,’ he said. ‘So don’t see any sign of us signing Loic Remy in that. I hope he has paid for his ticket!’