Arsene Wenger won't rule out another five years at Arsenal, nor England job

LONDON -- As Arsene Wenger celebrates his 20th anniversary as Arsenal manager, the Frenchman says he will not rule out staying on for another five years nor taking over the England national team one day.

Wenger celebrates two decades in charge of the North London club on Saturday, although this could be his last season as his contract expires next summer.

Wenger will not make a decision on whether to stay on until the campaign ends, but when asked if there could be a 25th anniversary at Arsenal in five years, he told a news conference: "I rule nothing out because I want to work. And I want to do well.

"But I accept as well that it can finish tomorrow. It's a love story and a love story you expect always to last forever. But it can stop any day."

Wenger also left the door open for moving into international management when quizzed again about the possibility of taking over the England job.

Gareth Southgate is in temporary charge of the Three Lions after Sam Allardyce left the post this week, with Wenger seen as a possible target for the Football Association next summer if he becomes available.

"The priority is to do well here, this has always been my club," Wenger said. "But one day, if I am free, why not?"

Wenger's list of honours include three Premier League titles and six FA Cups, but he remains more interested in looking to the future than reminiscing about his past.

"I do not look back," Wenger said when asked to single out a favourite moment from his tenure.

"What people would [remember] is the 'Invincible' year maybe. But for a manager the job is always to do the maximum with the team that is available. You are obsessed always by the next game. You expect always the perfect game in the next game, and that is what you work for."

That remains Wenger's drive as he chases a first Premier League title since 2004 and a first ever Champions League triumph.

"I want to win absolutely everything, and play the perfect game in every game," Wenger said. "And get people to enjoy what they see and the players to enjoy what they do."

The 66-year-old was handed a commemorative vase by Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick before his weekly news conference looking ahead to Sunday's game at Burnley.

And while he is reluctant to dwell on his own achievements, Wenger did acknowledge that it will be hard for any manager these days to stay in the same job for two decades.

"I hope [someone will]," he said. "It's not necessarily a job where you have to be unstable. But if you look at the numbers it's quite worrying. The average life expectancy of a manager in England is less than 18 months, so that's not very promising."