Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly held further talks over his future, with speculation suggesting he is likely to sign a new two-year contract.
The Frenchman has come under severe scrutiny and faced fierce criticism this season, with a growing number of supporters protesting against the decision to award him a new deal.
Results on the pitch haven’t helped as Arsenal were dumped out of the Champions League and now face a real fight to finish in the top four in the Premier League.
After another season of disappointment, many supporters feel as though it’s the right time for Wenger to go, but it doesn’t appear as though the Gunners hierarchy agree with them.
According to The Mirror, talks are on-going between Wenger and majority shareholder Stan Kroenke amongst other officials with the view that the Arsenal boss will sign a new two-year contract and oversee a drastic overhaul of the squad.
It’s made clear that the deal hasn’t been signed yet, but the basis of the report suggests that it’s likely with Wenger in France for the international break but in constant contact with the club.
The overhaul part of the report is interesting though as it could be a way of alleviating the pressure on Wenger if supporters know that the club will splash out and bring in quality players to change the trend that has developed at the Emirates.
However, it would also involve selling contract rebels Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, with Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette named as being one of the new faces set to arrive.
It’s added that this two-year deal will also give Arsenal time to identify and put together a solid succession plan, something that many will argue should already be in place.
Nevertheless, until an announcement is made, it remains to be seen what is decided for the future of Arsenal and their long-standing coach.