Why I believe Arsenal are going to make an imminent announcement about Wenger

I think all Arsenal fans are in dire need of an announcement from Arsene Wenger (or the Board) with a definitive decision on whether Le Prof will still be the Arsenal manager next season or not. The suspense is killing us!

I think that everyone knows that now, and I am fully expecting to hear something very shortly, and I’ll explain why…. Ever since Wenger said after the West Brom debacle that he had made his mind up but hadn’t told anybody his decision, I have been keeping an eye on the bookies to see if there is any big movements in the “Wenger to be the Arsenal manager next season” market, simply because there is no such thing as a secret nowadays, and if the Boss has made his mind up you can bet your bottom dollar that someone else knows what it is and will tip off his mates on the quiet…

So this is what bookies were saying… Yesterday morning there was the report about Tony Pulis saying Wenger wanted to stay, and there were unconfirmed reports that he had agreed to sign a one-year contract to help with the transition to a new manager. Despite that a spokesman for Corals reported that they had priced Wenger at very short odds of 2/5 on to leave, and he was 7/4 to still be in charge next season.

By the afternoon, however, there had been a flood of money on Wenger staying and his price was reduced to 8/11 on to remain, and it was even money for him to refuse his new contract. I don’t know how much was wagered and I can’t wait to hear from the bookies again, but the fact is that the bet has now been taken off the market and they are not accepting any more bets on the outcome. This tells me that the they now know what the truth is, and with the amount of bets on Wenger to stay I think it is now obvious that that is the fact of the matter.

I don’t know how Wenger or the Board are going to get the message across to the Arsenal fans as it will cause a meltdown on the internet, but I am afraid that we are just going to have to live with it for at least another year….

When Wenger was asked if he would leave if Arsenal didn’t finish in the Top Four.. “My decision will not necessarily be linked with that because I’ve done the top four 20 times. It’s more, it’s not that,”

“I take a bigger perspective than that. It’s not the last result that will decide what I will do.

“I don’t want to judge. I’m judged enough and I’m not a judge so I can’t answer.

“Everybody in life is responsible for his own behaviour. I’m responsible for my own behaviour. I don’t judge other people.

“I give my best. As long as I am at the club, whether that is for two more years, 10 more years or four more months, that will not be different. As for all the rest, everybody has to look at themselves.”


Updated: March 21, 2017 — 9:58 am


  1. Yes! obviously Arsene the Dope is going to get 2 no. one year extensions (one this year and one the following year) instead of a two year extension now. This is an act of unparalleled arrogance by the board and a kick in the teeth for the supporters who are the life blood of this great club. This means Kroenke will have to go with the Dope before this once great club can rise again from the rubble it has been reduced to by a clueless manager and an arrogant out of touch board. Kroenke looks at football matches with soulless eyes, such a man is not fit to be trusted with the stewardship of a great club like Arsenal.

  2. Arsene might get the reception Alan Pardew got at Newcastle. He doesn’t deserve a new contract and everyone knows that. I just hope the fans raise their voice. We cannot continue like this.

    1. That won’t make any difference mate,
      Pardew and Wenger may both be muppets but Wenger’s status is well embedded into the club and there’s no way that the powers that be at Arsenal fc will let the fans dictate to them, regarding this matter.
      It’s less stressful if you just accept that the transition period has started and that the interest should be focused on who will be the new assistant manager next season ?? because it looks as if that person will be eased in to eventually take Wenger’s place… Wait and see.?

  3. Wenger has to stay, I don’t see any other manager working with this greedy board without getting us relegated, ask Newcastle. For crying out loud even Nasri confirmed that Wenger was trying to convince the board not to sell him and Fabregas in the same window, for those who think Wenger makes all the decisions at Arsenal including ticket prices, the owners are happy to leave decisions that have little to no adverse effect on their profits to steward Wenger, he is the Chief Operating Officer not even the CEO, in fact, the Director of football is the legitimate COO but we don’t have one. The day Wenger makes decisions that impairs the board’s investments, on that day, Silent Stan Would lead the #wexit brigade. I doubt if there is a human being out there who can balance the interests of this board with that of the fans, it is simply impossible. If the board wants the same thing as us fans, we wouldn’t have to ask them to sack a non-performing manager, would we?

    1. which ever way your looking at it AW has to leave because if we have the next manager with the same problems then all supporters players and pundits will turn on the board and owners,

      its clear to all specially to Sanchez and Ozil probably Ox as well that we as a club don’t have the same ambition as all the five teams above us and one or two below us not mentioning the dozens of teams in the CL

      He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali

      1. Lol ?? and the modern day Sanchez says ” Failure is not trying”

        1. yea the cryptic message saying BYE

    2. The board isn’t that greedy.
      £100 million spent last summer
      Over £30 million each on Alexis, Xhaka and Mustafi
      Over £40 million on Ozil
      We bid £50 million plus £1 on Suarez

      Wenger spent a lot on average players like £16 Million each on Chambers, Welbeck, Lucas. Spent cheaply on DM ie Elneny
      Didn’t spend wisely on forwards ie Welbeck and Lucas instead of a top forward. Bought Xhaka instead of a DM

      I put the blame mainly on Wenger

      1. Wasn’t that ?? £40 million plus a sound as a pound ?
        I think that a 50 million offer would have got us on to the table at least.?

        1. dose it mater Suarez and Sanchez is very similar in contribution to a team we still didn’t manage much apart from FA Cup and now we are going backwards

          apart from Sanchez as a team we are not taking enough chances by taking a shot on target and nor do we have players with ability since the Prince Poldi and Santi are no longer available

          1. That’s because Wenger was telling everyone to stop getting shot.. ? no wait, that was from a movie/old garage song.. ?I don’t smoke the reefer.?
            (It’s time for my fiesta ?)
            That’s it, Wenger was telling everyone not to shoot,
            Elneny scores a cracker against Barcelona and then he is told not to shoot and the same with Xhaka after he scored a cracker, but I don’t hear him telling Ramsey not to shoot ?

  4. The Circus Tavern at the Emirates will change it’s motto from “roll up,roll up” to “Roll on, Roll on” in an attempt to make the sentence (Wenger’s extension) Look more bearable.

    In other news:
    Wenger has now made a U-turn on trying to force Sanchez and ?Zil to see out their remaining lengths of their contracts at the club, he is now reportedly open to selling them both in the summer in an attempt to rebuild with the sale funds, which is estimated to be around £70-75 million for the pair ?
    Looks like Wenger will be shopping in the bargain basements… Again.

  5. I will keep saying it,since wenger knew that all the board cares about is the income and not the successes on the pitch,the honourable thing to be done as someone who claims to love the club is to walk away from such establishment. Why be a part of that management team that doesn’t care about success? That’s wickedness and greed. The board are very lucky that this club is not in Italy,the would have empty stadiums due to protests

    1. well said my thoughts exactly

      1. and you would think that after all that time AW spent in Japan he would know what to do when your dishonorable you Hara-kiri yourself 🙂

  6. I am really annoyed he is staying to the end of the season let alone getting an extension. I am predicting that the spineless, money grabbing board will extend his contract but I pray not.
    Protests are needed and hit them (the board) where it seems to hurt …….in the pocket! A complete clear out is needed at Arsenal and till then we will not progress.

  7. In order to save the pride we still have AW must go,to win trophies AW must go,to b respected and feared AW must go,to sign worldclass players AW must go…..He has done much 4 us but he has overstayed his productive optimum level/time.

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