Arsenal's surprising defeat at the hands of West Brom saw the Gunners drop to 6th position in the Premier League. In the aftermath of the shocking loss, Arsenal boss arsene wenger claimed that he would be announcing his future plans "very soon". Two weeks later, the long-serving manager is yet to make an official statement regarding his future at the North London club. In the meantime, the 67-year-old has given his take on why he believes the Gunners succumbed to the Baggies at the Hawthorns.

Wenger believes his players may have been distracted by the international games

In a recent press conference, Wenger admitted that the Gunners did not create enough goal scoring opportunities against West Brom, even though they clearly dominated possession.

The Frenchman said: " I agree that we had blind possession - we had 70% possession [but] going nowhere. With the possession we had, we had not enough goal chances. We had two shots on goal. When you have 70% of the ball, that’s not good enough."

Wenger further argued that some of his players may have been distracted by their international matches.

"Is it down to the fact that the players went to international games and had their minds not completely [there]?," said Wenger.

Wenger on his future at Arsenal

At this point, various news outlets have reported that Wenger is likely to extend his stay at the Emirates by signing a contract extension with the Gunners. The Frenchman himself has been rather coy and discreet about his future, but stated that he was "very clear" about his intentions.

"I’ve always been very clear in my mind.

I will remain like that. It’s a subject that, at the moment, is not sorted completely out. But anyway, do I stay two months or two years? My commitment will be exactly the same," Wenger said solemnly.

Furthermore, the Frenchman insisted that his two star players, Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez, are keen to remain at Arsenal despite not having signed new deals yet.

Wenger also emphasized that his main priority was to get his squad back on track.

"The priority in life is always to focus on what is important and not to look for excuses. At the moment our results are not going the way we want but, as well, we have to make sure that the priority for us is what happens on the pitch."

Arsenal face Manchester City on Sunday, April 2, and Wenger is expected to announce his future plans after the match.