Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal's FA Cup performance against Manchester City will not affect his future as Gunners boss.

Wenger future does not hang on City result

Wenger future does not hang on City result

A semi-final against Manchester City on Sunday is next on the agenda for Wenger and his side following a crucial Premier League victory over Middlesbrough.

The 2-1 win was just a third success in eight games for the beleaguered Frenchman, who has seen a minority of fans call for him to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Wenger reckons he has made up his mind on whether he will stay or go but is yet to make the decision public.

He again dodged the question when asked at his press conference to preview the cup semi-final but did say failure to win against City, or deliver a record seventh FA Cup, will have no bearing on whether he is in the dugout at the Emirates Stadium next season.

"It doesn't play any part in that," Wenger said. "The FA Cup is a very important game for me because it's the next game and because it's an opportunity, as I just told you, to win a trophy this season. So of course we are all fully focused on that. My future is Sunday.

"What I expect when you go into a semi-final is to go to the final. I think somebody told me that I had played 10 semi-finals in the FA Cup, so that means it's a great experience and it's always something special.

"I remember my first one, we just spoke about it, when we played at Villa Park against Wolves. That's the day when I realised how big the club is, how much it means to our supporters.

"It is a special experience and, for us, I think we are focused, highly motivated. Maybe not at the maximum of our confidence because we had recently some disappointing results but that is a good opportunity to show we are ready for a fight and how much we want to go to the final. Because it's maybe our only opportunity to get a trophy this season."