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Arsenal prepare new Arsene Wenger contract as FA eye £154k-a-week boss for England job

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is once again among the favourites for the England job.

According to the London Evening Standard, the Football Association are expected to make an approach for 66-year-old, after Sam Allardyce’s 67-day reign came to an abrupt end.

Meanwhile, The Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are braced for England’s move and are preparing to combat it by offering Wenger a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger’s current Gunners deal is due to expire at the end of the season.

The Mirror claim he currently earns £8m a year, which breaks down to almost £154,000 a week.

Wenger is the longest-serving manager in England, having been in charge of Arsenal since 1996.

During his two-decade spell in North London, he has overseen 647 wins, 263 draws and 219 defeats.

His overall win percentage is currently 54.2%.

Wenger is obviously not the only option, but there doesn’t appear to be anyone better in the mix.

The Mirror name Gareth Southgate, Arsene Wenger, Alan Pardew, Eddie Howe and Rafael Benitez as other candidates to lead the Three Lions.

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