Arsene Wenger’s contract as manager of Arsenal is set to run out this summer as he completes his 20th year at the helm. As usual, at this time of the season, Arsenal have fallen out of the title race and there are certain Gooner factions calling for Wenger to call it a day and leave the reins for a younger more progressive coach to come in and take over.
But, according to the Gunners legend, Martin Keown, Le Prof is simply waiting for the right time to announce his extension. “The way that they are sort of losing their way now, the question comes again – does Arsene Wenger remain in the seat? Do they look to make a change?” Keown said on Radio 5 Live. “I just feel the way the club is so pragmatic in its decision making, I don’t see Arsene leaving.
“Whether he should or shouldn’t, I don’t think it will happen. He will decide when he leaves the club. I do feel that is the situation and I do feel he has earned the right, in the same way that Sir Alex Ferguson did at Manchester United, to choose when he goes.
“I feel deep down he has already made his mind up to stay. It is just the timing of that announcement. Results like against Chelsea make that difficult for him to do. He doesn’t make spur of the moment decisions. He has to make the best decision for Arsenal and not just for himself.”
So when is he likely to make the announcement? Is he going to wait until we win 5 games in a row to snatch fourth place at the death? Or when we beat Sutton to take us closer to our 3rd FA Cup in the last 4 years…..
Or will he leave it until the last day of the season….