Last season Arsene Wenger got a lot more stick than usual from Arsenal fans, despite finally ending up in second place in the Premier League. The protests eventually died down a little once Wenger bought Granit Xhaka and met the buyout clause for Jamie Vardy, as at least he is showing a tad more ambition than he did last summer when he bought ZERO outfield players. And of course most fans believed that this coming season was likely to be Wenger’s swansong as he enters the last year of his current contract.
But today Wenger has told us that he expects Vardy to remain at Leicester next season, so it is probably not the best day for unhappy Gooners to read that Le Prof is set to be given an extension to his contract by the Arsenal Board.
This is how Steve Stammers reported the news in the Daily Mirror:
Arsenal are ready to offer manager Arsene Wenger a new deal.
The Gunners’ 66-year-old boss will start next season with just one year left on his contract and the North London giants’ hierarchy want to extend that by an additional two years.
I personally think that this is a good thing, and that Wenger has earned the right to retire on his own terms when he thinks he has had enough. The great man has kept us in the limelight for the last 20 years, and I believe he is doing everything in his power to keep Arsenal competing with the much richer oil-fed clubs. I even believe Wenger can go one better and win the League next season if we can get the striker we desperately need….
Obviously I don’t expect everyone to agree with me….