Arsene Wenger has all-but signed his new contract ahead of the new campaign, but will the fans be able to accept his decision?
The Frenchman has been the subject of a number of protests this season, as well as having planes flown over stadiums calling for him to call time on his reign as Gunners boss. This put severe pressure on the squad and our form took a disastrous turn which included a disastrous February and March.
Wenger turned our form back around with a formation change, opting to follow Chelsea and Tottenham in using a 3-4-2-1 system, and we ended the season with the best form in the country, while winning the FA Cup final against the Premier League winners.
After what has been our most enduring league campaign, has somehow become respectable with our cup triumph, and now the manager is using that display as proof that he is still the correct person to lead this club into next season.
Asked at the end of his Monday press conference whether there is a presentation at the board meeting, Wenger responded: “The best presentation, watch the game and there can be no doubt.
“We live in a society that wants always change, but at the end of the day football is about making the right decision and every company is about making the right decision, that’s why I say it’s not about popularity, it’s about competence and I have not that responsibility,” Wenger continued. “It’s the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future and I have after to decide if they want me, do I say yes or no.”
He conspicuously added: “I am committed to giving everything to stay.”
His decision is going to get a mixed reaction from Arsenal fans, and many will be angered, although there is a huge section of fans who will be happy with his performance at the end of the campaign, and won’t be too aggrieved by his choice.
The reaction from fans going into the new season however could stem on his performance in the transfer window, with a big investment in the squad able to bring optimism to even the biggest #WengerOut fan.
Would big-name signings, paired with new contracts for the Ox, Alexis and Ozil buy Arsene some time in the new campaign or will protests continues regardless of the summer?