Arsene Wenger insists he is victim of “age discrimination” and has no intention of quitting this summer.
The 68-year-old Gunners boss has again come under heavy criticism this term after signing his new two-year deal last year.
While staying on, Wenger has lost some of his power at the Emirates with the arrivals of head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and head of football relations Raul Sanllehi.
Wenger’s position will be reviewed in the summer by chief executive Ivan Gazidis and the rest of the club top brass, with the club currently 13 points off the Champions League places.
However, the Frenchman has demanded to be judged on his whole 22-year stint in North London, despite reports from Germany he could be replaced by former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.
He told beIN Sports: “Look, when you age… you focus on doing well for your club and ignore all the rest.
“The older you get, the more it becomes age discrimination. I accept if the results are not good enough then you have to take the consequences.
“But overall that perpetual thing how long you been at a club, how old you are, I find that a bit difficult to take.
“But all the rest I have to accept because I am in a public job and have to make results and I accept I will be judged on results.”
Wenger also dismissed the idea that he would want to leave on a high by winning the Europa League this summer.
He added: “I am maybe naive enough to believe that with the time going on, with perspective and context will stand out what I have done for my club and not so much the result of the last game or how much I will be applauded when I stop one day.
“I’m a little bit fed up of all that modern thing about being completely taking care of image.
“I’ve always worked my whole life about with the idea of who you are rather than how you look so I’m not too concerned about that.”
Arsenal’s only route back to Europe’s top table next season is to win the Europa League.
They face CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals after easing past AC Milan in the last round.