Arsene Wenger open to managing another side after Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has told beIN SPORTS that he wants to keep working as a manager beyond this season, whether that is at Arsenal or somewhere else.

Arsenal boss Wenger is in the final year of his current contract, and has said repeatedly that he will not make a decision about his future until next summer, and that this season's results will decide whether he stays on.

The Frenchman, who celebrated his 20th anniversary at the club this month, said that he still has the hunger to keep working in management, but would respect Arsenal's decision if they want to part ways.

"I like to do what I do. Will I do something else one day? I don't know. But I'm not at the end of my knowledge or desire to do more and become better," Wenger said.

"The only thing that drives me on is I want to be a better manager [tomorrow] than I am today. As long as I have that, I don't want to stop my career. Even if I feel I don't do well [at Arsenal] I will manage somewhere else maybe. The disadvantage when you're getting older is that everyone asks you always, when will you stop? I don't know. I just try to do well and enjoy what I do."

Wenger came under heavy criticism from fans last season when Arsenal's Premier League title challenge suffered during the spring. The Gunners have not won the league since 2004, and sections of Arsenal fans want the club to take a fresh approach with a new manager.

But Arsenal are currently on a five-game winning streak in the league and boast a squad that Wenger says is the most mature he's had in years, after spending about £90 million on reinforcements in the summer.

And while there are signs that the team is moving in the right direction, Wenger reiterated that he won't judge himself until the end of the campaign.

"What will decide whether I continue or not is whether I feel people want me to be there, that my club wants me to be there and my conscience that I've done well," he said. "That will be a decisive factor, 'Have I done well? Have we achieved what I want to achieve with this team?' That will be at stake."

He also said he will not have a decisive vote when it comes to appointing his successor -- unlike Sir Alex Ferguson, who was replaced by David Moyes at Manchester United.

"I think it's very important in a club that everybody does what they are paid for," Wenger said. "The board's responsibility will be to choose the next manager. That's not my job. If they ask my opinion I will give it in an honest way. But it will not be me who chooses the next manager. ... No matter what happens I will have to make my decision and the board will make theirs. Even if I wish to stay on I respect always the decision of the board. They have the responsibility."