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Arsene Wenger contract: Arsenal to offer new deal to fight FA

Arsene Wenger has just one year left to run on his current contract at Arsenal.

However, the Gunners are reportedly poised to offer the 66-year-old a new deal in a bid to prevent him replacing Roy Hodgson as England boss.

That’s according to The Express, who claim that – should Wenger take over as Three Lions manager – he would do so next summer when his Arsenal contract expires.

The Express claim that Arsenal are ready to mess up that potential plan for England by opening talks about a new deal.

If Wenger was to take the England job, he would become the third foreign manager to do so.

The first non-Englishman to take charge of the Three Lions was Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson. The other was experienced Italian Fabio Capello.

In terms of win percentage, Capello is England’s most successful manager of all time – with 66.7%.

However, Capello’s only tournament with the Three Lions was a big disappointment, as England could only reach the second round of the 2010 World Cup in Germany.
Sven’s win percentage of 59.7% puts him fifth on the all-time list, behind Alf Ramsey, Glenn Hoddle and Ron Greenwood. Unlike Capello, Sven did reasonably well at finals, guiding England to the last eight in three consecutive major tournaments.

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