There does not seem to be quite so much animosity between the polarized Arsenal fans so far this season, but that could just be because the Gunners have been winning more games than we have been losing. But there are still a fair number of WengerOut supporters around, but there have been a few more factors brought into the discussion this season.
For starters, Wenger’s current contract runs out at the end of this season and Wenger has consistently maintained that he will wait until closer to the end of this deal before deciding on whether “he can still move the club forward” in the coming years. This may in turn be related to whether Arsenal actually win a trophy (or at least be serious challengers) in this campaign.
Secondly, it would appear that Mesut Ozil, and maybe other Arsenal stars as well, are waiting for clarification on the manager situation before signing their own contract extensions. This may cause a few problems and uncertainty in the ranks the longer Wenger waits before putting pen to paper.
So it would seem, according to Steve Stammers in the Mirror, that the club management are hoping to push Wenger into signing a new contract as early as March, so as to make it easier to negotiate with Ozil and Sanchez about their own extensions.
In fact they are saying they “expect” him to sign a two-year extension in March, which would signal that Le Prof is likely to be open to a new deal.
Would most Arsenal fans be happy for Wenger to re-sign if it meant that we were guaranteed to hold on to Ozil as well?