While a larger than ever section of the Arsenal fans joined the Wenger Out Brigade over the course of the disappointing season, the club held firm and offered the Frenchman a two year contract extension. It was not quite as simple as that though.
The Arsenal chief executive suggested during the season that there would have to be changes made in how things are done, so when Arsene was given another chance the idea was for the Arsenal board to appoint a director of football to help with things like transfers.
We never expected the boss to be too happy about this but it seemed like he was forced to accept that his team slipping down the Premier League table instead of finally challenging for the title was not good enough. Now the ink is dry on his new deal, however, Wenger has reportedly fought back and now the Evening Standard is reporting that there will no one for him to answer to after all. There will be a backroom appointment made but it will be at a much lower level and sounds to me like a token job so Gazidis can say he has made changes.
Can any of you Gooners out there see signs that anything will be different next season?