Wenger praises Arsenal fans and declares contract decision imminent

Arsenal fans have been assured that Arsene Wenger’s decision on whether to extend his contract at the club will be declared imminently.

The Frenchman is out of contract come the end of the season, and many supporters are adamant that he should leave this summer, but the club appear to have other ideas.

Stan Kroenke is believed to have held crunch talks over the possibility of a new contract, despite protests from fans who wish for the contrary, but the manager has moved to praise those supporters for their attitude during yesterday’s hard-fought draw with Man City.

“I must say, despite all that has happened on the fans front, our fans were fantastic today,” said the Frenchman, whose side twice hit back to earn a draw against City.

“In very difficult moments our fans, at 1-0 down and 2-1 down, could have turned against us but I think they were absolutely sensational to get us through those difficult moments.”

When asked about his future, he insisted that his decision is undecided, but his love for the club is undeterred.

He added: “I’ve shown great loyalty and always committed. I don’t know how long I am here but I love the club and will do my best. I am clear in my mind, it will be soon, don’t worry.”

Does yesterday’s result take some pressure off the manager? Will the draw have persuaded Arsene to extend his stay? Could the fans support during the match have elated him after some tough times?

Pat J


  1. bran99 says:

    after a draw, Wenger praises and shows how much he wants to stay, I’m sure after a win against West Ham, he will sign that contract. he was just looking for a moment like this

  2. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    How many lawyers does it take to draft Arsene’s new contract?

    5 – 1 to draft it and 4 to die of boredom waiting for Arsenal to win a game so they can announce it

  3. Jansen says:

    Does yesterday’s result take some pressure of the manager? No only the most fickle fans would wand Arsene to leave based on one result. The fact patience is gone for most fans is based on many seasons of unwavering support without any rewards for that support. The club is going backwards and that is not the result of one game but of many aspects of the game, study of player bought, type of player not sold, style of play (leading to naive defending as Arsene calls it), training methods and medical department likely resulting in key injuries year after year. No leadership on the pitch and only Arsene of the pitch (even SAF delegated training sessions giving input and responsibility to other staff, Boulder doesn’t look like he gets more input then the coffee lady).

    Will the draw have persuaded Arsene to extend? No, he was always going to extend he is just waiting and hopping for fan unrest to subside and he thinks one win will do the trick. He truest doesn’t realize he is not right man for the job. From what I have seen from him he probably feels he has been unlucky and nothing is the result of the game having passed him by.

    Prepare for two more years of torture and negative energy around this club.

  4. davidnz says:

    The delay in the “announcement”
    Sounds like an episode in NCIS 🙂
    What could they be waiting for?
    Perhaps they will announce
    Arsene’s successor at the same time?
    Perhaps they are confirming Arsene’s
    new position at the club or else where ?
    To be fair ringing down the curtain on
    the greatest managerial career at Arsenal
    is worth planning and presenting with style.
    Mind you presenting a two year extension at
    a difficult time will take some planning and presenting also 🙂

    1. Jansen says:

      The longer Wenger stays the more he raises questions about who was the best Arsenal manager. Graham won more PL titles per year in charge.

  5. BUR says:

    why is this person playing everyone along with his little game that a 10 year old would play. “guess what I am going to do next?” Stay? maybe. Go? maybe. Run? hopefully!!!

  6. Rare Admirall says:

    Will somebody put this geezer out of his self-made misery! How do you explain 8million-a-year and the resultant dross you churn out yearly without fail..Not prepared for another year of keeping this misery company.Wenger,The Party Is Over! Step Out Man man.

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