Arsenal board intent on fighting to keep Arsene Wenger at the Emirates for a while longer

Arsene Wenger is hot on the agenda of French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain and the Arsenal board are planning a contract extension for their manager of 17 years to foil the approaches of the Ligue 1 giants, revealed the Metro. Wenger had also welcomed the idea of staying on at the Emirates for longer and a new contract for the 63 year-old could go through this summer.

Wenger has drawn serious flak from Gunners fans over the past few seasons for failing to win any trophy as well as losing top players in each transfer window and replacing them with relatively smaller stars. However, the manager has made a strong case for a contract extension over the past few months by putting the club firmly in the running for a Champions League berth after falling behind significantly earlier in the season.

“I want to stay if I do well and if I consider, or the club considers, that I do well, that is all,” the manager said in a press conference last week. He went on to highlight his commitment to his Arsenal contract, ruling out leaving the Gunners for PSG this summer.

Carlo Ancelotti is likely to leave PSG at the end of the season after losing fan favour and the Ligue 1 side will use their financial prowess to attract Wenger. However, if Arsenal give the manager the contract extension, he is unlikely to ditch the rebuilding process he started at the club last summer.

1 comment to Arsenal board intent on fighting to keep Arsene Wenger at the Emirates for a while longer

  • Leon

    Its difficult to know what the problem is at Arsenal – is it a greedy, profit obsessed board or a manager that lack the ambition (or courage) to spend big to buy the players we need. In truth, it is probably a bit of both. Replacing Wenger may only solve half of the problem therefore we really need the club to go in a different direction and for that we need an owner willing to invest (though that may be too late because of financial fairplay)..

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