Arsenal preparing new contract extension for Wenger by Sam P
Arsene Wenger has been in charge at Arsenal for a whole 19 years so far, and after a blistering start to his managership, the Gunners went seven whole seasons without a trophy, and many fans were advocating a change in the leadership to inject some new ideas into the club.
But Le Prof was finally given some transfer funds, and with the arrival of Ozil and Alexis, Arsenal started winning trophies again and now have back-to-back FA Cup wins under their belt. The Arsenal Board know that if Wenger goes into next season without a new contract there will be the inevitable, and unwanted, speculation on whether this will be the Frenchman’s final year at the club.
So it seems, according to today’s Mirror, that the Board are aiming to head off the media speculation by offering Arsene a new two-year extension before the end of the current campaign.
I know that there are still lots of Arsenal fans that believe we still need a change, but it is worth remembering that Wenger has led the Gunners to be the most consistent team in Europe in the whole of 2015. Yes there have been some crazy defeats along the way, but the fact is that Wenger has lost less games than any other manager in Europe this year, so who could possibly come in and improve on that record? Surely it is nigh on impossible to be better than the best in Europe?
I, for one, am absolutely sure that Wenger will refuse to sign any extension until he has proven once again this season that he is still the right man for the job, but I am also pretty sure that this Arsenal team are destined for great things under his tutorship. He is doing a brilliant job and we should all cheer him and the team on for as long as he wants to be in charge.
Are there any Arsenal fans out there that still want to get rid of our best ever manager?