There is something odd going on behind the scenes at Arsenal Football Club and we fans will probably only find out the final outcome when the announcement is finally made about Arsene Wenger and whether or not the Frenchman will be signing a new contract and carrying on as manager of the Gunners.
It is odd that we do not already know to be honest, because Wenger himself admitted before the international break and then again this week that he has made his decision. So why not announce it? Could it be that the Arsenal board and our long serving boss are not in agreement?
In an interview with Sky Sports our manager declared that his future plans were not completely sorted out and that he was not going to make an announcement until he was in a position to do so. Surely if he had decided to stay and the club had offered him a new deal then everything would be sorted and clear.
On top of that we have Metro reporting that a poll of Gooners’ wishes arranged by the Arsenal Supporters Trust produced a huge majority of 78 percent on the side of the club replacing Wenger in the summer. That is quite emphatic and a huge swing from the similar poll of 2015 which saw 84 percent of Arsenal fans wanting him to stay.
So if the club was wavering on keeping Arsene as manager, will this call from the Arsenal fans have them ready to act and call time on the Wenger era?