The Arsenal Board will not take away any of Wenger’s power at the club?

Arsene Wenger may be approaching the final few games of his Arsenal management career now, with just three Premier League matches and an FA cup final left for this season. The boss’ remains uncertain as to whether he will sign a new deal and although most rumours will suggest a stay may be on the cards, there is every possibility this could be his final month in charge.

I think it’s safe to say that most Arsenal fans will want Wenger to leave in the summer, with the club surely having achieved its maximum under Wenger now. The protests and media attention may cause the Frenchman to consider an exit, even if he isn’t thinking of one, but according to the Gunners Chiefs, it seems they have no intention of changing anything about Wenger’s position this summer.

A report in the Daily Telegraph will today leave most fans disappointed in the sense that it is understood that Ivan Gazidis and the board members have suggested there will be no restriction in power to Arsene Wenger this summer. From that we can understand two things. Firstly that they have no intention of letting him go this summer and that he will be offered a new contract. Of course he may not accept but that wouldn’t be the Chiefs forcing Wenger out. Or secondly, the consideration to ‘promote’ Wenger to the Director of Football role at Arsenal would mean that nothing really changes in regards to his influence at the club, but of course he will no longer handle first team duties.

Wenger shunted the idea of becoming a Director of Football this week, after it was mentioned to the boss in a media press conference. Wenger stated that he did not understand the role and thus had no intention of filling a position where he has no idea what would be expected of him. In this position I believe he would become an ambassador figure for the club and the influence he could have in the operational management of Arsenal would remain relatively high. Wenger would have a lot of influential power, but of course he would no longer be in charge of first team duties. My only concern is that I think Wenger will still have such an impact at the club in this position, that he would consequently end up influencing the decisions of the first team and its manager, much like how Sir Alex Ferguson initially still had an influence in the United dressing room the season after he was no longer manager of the football club.

It is a very concerning period for the Arsenal fans who desire change, especially as the weeks go by and we still haven’t had any formal statement from the club. A lot will ride on the end of the season performances and only then do I think Wenger and the board will sit down to discuss the terms going forward.



  1. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Yeah, just like when Wenger didn’t know who or what Cazorla was, then signed him shortly afterwards.
    This news of Wenger becoming the Director of Football, after he hangs up his zipper jacket ? was leaked a few weeks ago.
    But in between all that, we have another two seasons of him sitting in the dugout, biting on his nails with the occasional rant/arms flapping at the fourth official, while his muppet sidekick Steve Bould chomps on another packet of chewing gum.

    Oh to be a Gooner?

    1. RSH says:

      if we’re lucky it’s just two more seasons. Wenger will never stop looming over Arsenal, and the club will continue to suffer because of it.

    2. Midkemma says:

      I will keep hope that Wenger is doing the same thing with Cazorla, I want AFC to plan for the long term future by developing an infrastructure that will aid many managers to success in the future, I want to see that development now as I am not seeing EPL titles or real challenge for the UCL…

      I mean, I can accept not winning if I felt like we was making real progression, it is hard to argue we have progressed this season. I actually think Xhaka and Mustafi can turn things around and win us supporters over but they are not enough and never was…

      I honestly do not believe Wenger is the one who puts a limit on how much we spend on a player but he needs better support, if he rejects that support and we keep failing then…

      He is about to shoot himself in the foot if not careful.

      Keep pressure on Silent Stan to go through with the DoF.
      Many Arsenal fans see Silent Stan and his other clubs and how they have performed and how we have performed since he arrived on the scenes… This is a bigger issue to a lot. If Wenger refuses the help… Wenger will push away another section of his own support. The DoF I hope will have enough knowledge to get the right manager for us so we can compete again.

  2. G-Rude says:

    Having seen what a change of manager has done to other clubs makes me wary of changing Wenger for an unknown quantity.
    Other than Conte, how have the other ‘super-managers’ fared?

    1. Taxi4Wenger says:

      Those doubts that encourage the arsene supporters like jembut to mass histeria.

      1. bran99 says:

        hehehe it’s true

    2. Quantic Dream says:

      Pochetino has done well at spurs….

      1. Break-on-through says:

        Yeah I suppose, as losers go, they could’ve been bigger one’s.

        Not in Europe though, they genuinely were as big a loser as any can be.

      2. Wole Oyejobi says:

        Show me the silverware

    3. Bermy Ras says:

      G-rude your thinking or your mindset has made u become arsene wenger

    4. MANTAK says:

      Pochettino, Ranieri, koeman…..

  3. Goonerboy says:

    How do we get rid of Wenger??? This is so frustrating if the article is true, I don’t wanna blv its true…still can’t wait for summer

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      Oh, you obviously can’t wait for the extra-time of stress and misery that summer transfers brings! ???? What?.. A full season of it wasn’t enough to quench your thirst? I bet your into whips & bondage too?.. You little rascal you lol ??

  4. The real Robin Vanpayslip and not that other fake one says:

    It is paramount that Wenger is given the freedom and positive environment to flourish in.

  5. Goonerboy says:


    I wasn’t taliking about transfers perse, just to quench my anxiety as per the uncertainties we are in….
    At least, we will know if Wenger is staying or going, (him going is what I hope for), we will know Sanchez and Ozil’s decision..(Not that I care about Ozil).. And all this speculations will be put to bed as it is so unsettling even to fans, now imagine what impact it would have had on the players’ performance…


  6. Nebsy says:

    Why do you guys complain?
    Arsenal is literally giving you two-four hours a week back with Wenger staying. Be thankful. Now you can work on that hobby of yours you couldn’t quite make it for because of life and Arsenal.

  7. Break-on-through says:

    Wenger takes care of himself so well that he could go another ten years. He created a situation that we are extremely reliant on him, we moved to ease that reliance a little and he putS his foot down. Where else would you see this happen, you’d think Arsene is the boss, that’s what it looks like. Wenger bemoans this player that player and every top player slipping through our fingers. We want to bring in a guy so that will less likely happen in future, and all Wenger can think about is the reliance we have on him and his own power. He listens to the scouts, even though they’ve been letting him down, so I don’t know why we can’t get someone in who he trusts.

  8. Midkemma says:

    No matter who is hired for the DoF they will take time to settle and to assess the club to know what needs to be done.

    This will take time.

    I got no idea what is happening behind the scenes, I know Wenger likes to keep his cards close to his chest, not give away too many tips… Mislead at times as well. Wenger not wanting to work with a DoF would be bad from my perspective, Wenger may be inclined to work with someone and this may just be a smokescreen… I do think he should be made aware that us supporters will continue to support the club even after his death so it would be unfair on us to not plan for the future… like he does with buying kids.

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