Ian Wright has claimed that Arsenal were silly to allow Arsene Wenger’s contract situation to stay in limbo up to this point. The Frenchman looks increasingly likely to stay with the club this summer, with an announcement expected tomorrow, but there has been contrasting statements…
On one hand, there are reports that Arsene Wenger stormed out of his meeting with the board of directors, which says that talks certainly have not gone to hand, but the reports also claim that Stan Kroenke talked with the 67 year-old alone, and turned things around.
Ian Wright was talking before the latest speculation however, but admitted to the thinking that Arsene will leave, and slams the club for allowing the situation to have run on in the way that it has.
Wrighty said; “I’ve got a nasty feeling Arsene Wenger will walk away from the Arsenal job today, leaving the club totally in the lurch.
“And you would have to say it would serve them right, because there has been absolutely no forward planning for the day when he finally left the Emirates. The only way the board should have let him run down his contract is if they had private assurances he was staying. Otherwise, it is total incompetence to get to this stage.”
Does the board really have no contingency plan for when the manager leaves? Had the boss agreed to stay months ago? Does anybody else still feel that Wenger could be leaving?