ARSENE WENGER indicated he has already decided whether to stay on as Arsenal manager, with a public confirmation of a contract extension expected in the coming weeks.

The 64-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the season, and talks have been going on for some time to tie up the long-term future of the French coach.

Wenger was again pressed on those contract negotiations ahead of the weekend's visit of Fulham, and whether there was any timeframe at which a firm conclusion had to be reached one way or another.

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"There is always a point where you have to decide, of course," Wenger said. "There is a point where you have to decide and there is a point where you have to make your decision public."

Arsenal are also looking to secure new deals for full-back Bacary Sagna - out of contract in the summer - and defender Per Mertesacker.

"We are making good progress and, hopefully,w we can announce something soon," Wenger said.