Arsene Wenger is all set to prolong his stay at Arsenal for one more year, according to latest reports.
The Frenchman has come under immense scrutiny lately, as his team has suffered 6 defeats in the last 9 games played in all competitions. In fact, the Gunners’ fan base even mounted a bizarre anti-Wenger protest during Arsenal’s 3-1 loss against West Bromwich Albion, as a plane with the banner “No contract. #Wenger Out” flew over the Hawthorns.
A majority of the Arsenal fans continue to hope that the club parts ways with Wenger at the end of this season, and replaces him with a suitable candidate. However, they may be in for some disappointment, as per an exclusive from The Express.
The report states that Arsenal board, who were ready to offer Arsene Wenger a new 2-year deal at the start of the ongoing campaign, have now changed their mind, although not entirely. The club officials will instead make a compromise and offer Wenger a new 1-year contract, and continue to look for a worthy successor in the meantime.
Rumours suggest that Wenger seems to have already agreed to sign the new 1-year deal, and the manager’s comments following the West Brom game back these speculations.
Wenger stated in his post-match interview: “I know what I will do so you will know very soon. Today I do not worry about that. I watch the game, I do not watch the stands.”
It remains to be seen whether the French tactician does end up extending his stay at the Emirates, especially amid some sources contradicting these reports by claiming current Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is all set to become the next Arsenal boss.