Wenger rubbishes Barcelona job rumours: My commitment is to Arsenal

The Gunners boss is yet to sign a new contract at Emirates Stadium but, after being linked with the Camp Nou giants, the Frenchman has distanced himself from the speculation
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has distanced himself from Spanish reports that he is in line to replace Tata Martino at Barcelona.

The Gunners boss had been linked with the manager's job at Camp Nou, with current incumbent Martino under increasing pressure following defeats in two of his last three Liga matches that has seen the Catalans fall of the pace at the top of the table.

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Goal exclusively revealed back in October 2013 that Wenger had agreed terms over a new deal at Emirates Stadium although with the Frenchman yet to officially sign the contract, Barcelona had been mooted as a potential destination.

And now Wenger has moved to quash reports that he is ready to leave his post in north London and head for Spain, telling reporters: "My commitment is here and nowhere else."

Ahead of Sunday's crunch north London derby meeting with Tottenham, Wenger believes that, despite recent criticism that culminated in Thursday's Europa League defeat to Benfica, Tim Sherwood's side haven't had a bad season.

He added: "Tottenham is a difficult ground to go to for everybody, we have good memories and bad memories.

"I still think it takes time when you bring in many new players but you cannot say Spurs had a bad season."