Veteran had been expected to sign his new deal by now.
Experienced Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger is delaying putting pen to paper on his new long-term contract with the north London club as the Frenchman wants to be assured he will handed full responsibility for the Gunners’ transfer dealings going forward, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
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The 64-year-old has been waiting to sign the new deal since last year, with the contract extension set to tie Wenger to the Emirates for the rest of his career.
However, the north Londoners have been insisting for some time now that their veteran manager had already agreed all the details of the contract, with only the finer points needed to be clarified, although that was back in October.
And now it is understood that the hold up has been caused by the insistence of the Premier League’s longest-serving coach that he still be given free reign on just which players Arsenal sign and let go in the future.
At present, the club do all their transfer business based on statistics, and Wenger is said to be determined that this policy will continue if he is to commit his future to the Gunners.
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