Arsene Wenger has expressed his desire to continue to work without a director of football at Arsenal.

“I don’t know what director of football means,” Wenger said. “It is somebody who stands in the road and directs play right and left? I don’t understand and I never did understand what it means.”

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is considering appointing a sporting director.

It remains unclear whether Wenger will stay on beyond the end of his contract his season.

Wenger shut down a question about any restructuring. “No, no, no. Sorry, no. I’m not prepared to talk about that,” he said. “I’m the manager of Arsenal football club and as long as I’m manager of Arsenal football club I will decide what happens on the technical front. That’s it.”