Arsenal are supposedly considering offering Arsene Wenger an extension to his contract, but a growing number of fans will surely be against the idea.
The Frenchman is the Premier League’s longest serving boss notching up over 21 years within his current role, but is thoroughly expected to step-down from said role in the coming years.
Wenger signed a new two-year deal in the summer after much speculation regarding his future, and there is talk that we are considering extending that deal, which sounds like madness to me.
I’ve backed the 68 year-old on a number of occasions, as well as voicing some concerns at times, but as we look destined to miss out on Champions League football for the second season running, I’m not sure there can be any argument against giving the reins over to somebody else.
I think Wenger has done an outstanding job at times, but he no longer commands that consistency from his players, and he doesn’t appear to be able to have much influence in where the club spends any of its money either.
I’m sure that Arsene demanded a central defender in the previous window, maybe even naming Jonny Evans as the player who would shore up his backline, and the necessary work wasn’t put in to get the deal over the line.
Instead two former Borussia Dortmund players were acquired, most likely thanks to the input of new head of scouting Sven Mislintat, who recently joined the club from the BVB.
Is there a shift in power at the club? Has Wenger done anything to improve the team this year? Can he ever regain that consistency of his team? Does he even deserve to see out the second season of his current deal with the way our term is going? Would fans be able to accept a new contract for Wenger right now?