Wenger offered a Two Year contract, but not from Arsenal!
An announcement from Arsene Wenger and Arsenal is expected in the very near future in regards to the Frenchman’s intentions at the club. It wouldn’t surprise the majority of Arsenal fans if he was to come out and say that he was staying for at least another season, however in reality, I think he’s seen the uproar amongst the fans and the poor squad moral and has concluded that it is time to move on.
Despite the possible intention to leave, it is generally considered that the contract offer that was reportedly put on the table earlier in the season, still remains there to be signed. However it is being reported today that a two year deal has been drawn up for Arsene Wenger signature, the only difference is that it isn’t to be in charge of Arsenal.
It was reported last week how French side Paris Saint Germain were keeping a close eye on Arsene Wenger’s situation at Arsenal, with the current Ligue 1 champions keen on obtaining Wenger’s services if he was to leave the Gunners.
The report in the Metro suggests that PSG have been keen on Wenger for sometime, and the appointment of Unai Emery last summer hasn’t worked out as planned. Wenger has turned down some big European clubs during his managerial career, with the likes of Real Madrid and AC Milan having previously shown an interest in his services. But despite such interest, Wenger has always turned them down in commitment to Arsenal. However the opportunity he reportedly has now with PSG would be one that he would be silly to turn down. He has the chance of success in France, as well as an outside shot in Europe. He’d be on a very good wage and of course it would see a return to his home nation of France. For Wenger this could be the perfect position post-Arsenal, especially with the 67 year old keen on one last job before he retires.
Although this is nothing more than pure speculation at this stage, if true, I don’t think it’s just a coincidence that Wenger suggests he’s made up his mind and then PSG come calling. PSG would be a big job for Wenger to go into, rather than drop down the levels. This is because whilst many will argue that his methods are outdated, I think a change of team and a breath of fresh air is what’s most needed for both Wenger and Arsenal. Wenger is in real danger of ruining the legacy he has achieved at Arsenal and these final few months are going to be like a foul smell lingering in the air.
The announcement that Wenger spoke of is going to be massive in terms of how the end of the season goes. His situation is taking over everything about Arsenal football club. His future is the pre-match talk, the in game commentary and what is discussed at full time. If he was to just come out and say where his future lies beyond the summer, then it would clear the air for a lot of fans, players and of course the media; and then we can end the constant uncertain speculation that has become the focal point of the Gunners this season.