Emirates boss ready to put pen to paper on a new deal.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he is on the brink of signing a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.
The 60-year-old Frenchman’s deal is due to run out at the end of this term, but he says a new contract is on the table ahead of the start of the new season.
“I have to show how much I believe in this team by showing my commitment,” said Wenger. “My situation will be sorted out very soon.”
Wenger has won 11 trophies in 13 years, but nothing since the FA Cup in 2005.
Arsenal begin their campaign for a first Premier League title since 2004 with a tricky trip away to Roy Hodgson’s Liverpool on Sunday.
Wenger added: “I believe my commitment to the club has nothing do with the speculation of how the season would go, because that would be unfair.
“If I do not do well, and one day the club is not happy with me I can completely understand that I do not stay here any more. But I believe we will do well.”
Wenger joined Arsenal in September 1996 and set about revolutionising the north London outfit, winning the league in 1998, 2002 and 2004, the FA Cup in 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2005 and reaching the Champions League and Uefa Cup finals.
However, since the club moved to their new Emirates Stadium home, Wenger’s young side have been unable to supply any more silverware and finished 11 points behind Premier League winners Chelsea last season.
“What will be success is to improve from last year, which is to win the league – that is the only benchmark,” declared the Gunners boss. (BBC Sport)
After 14 years at the Arsenal helm and numerous titles and accolades its easy to see just how important Arsene Wenger is to the north London club. Even though the last five years have been relatively lean for the Gunners it would be a very brave, and possibly stupid, person to suggest that the Frenchman was still not the right man for the job.
Most Arsenal supporters probably live in fear of the day when the 60 year old calls it a day, in the same way as Man United fans would if Sir Alex decided to step down, so the fact the former Monaco and Grampus Eight manager is ready to put pen to paper on a new deal will come as joyous news to most.
Are there any Gooners out there who feel he isn’t the right man for the job? Speak now or forever be silent!