Wenger offered two-year deal confirm BBC
There have been conflicting reports in the media regarding Arsene Wenger’s long term future at Arsenal beyond the end of the current campaign and it is anybody’s guess as to whether the Frenchman will remain with the Gunners.
Murmurs are rife that the Arsenal board have already offered Wenger a new two year contract extension and now even the reliable BBC have gone on to confirm that the 67-year-old has been provided with an option to prolong his stay at North London.
However, Wenger has not decided whether to accept the offer from Arsenal and he is most likely to take the decision at the end of the season.
Sutton lays into Stan Kroenke
Arsenal slumped to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat at the hands of relegation threatened Crystal Palace on Monday night and disgruntled fans unsurprisingly were very vocal in their protest against manager Arsene Wenger during and after the game.
Former Celtic star Chris Sutton however, seems to think that owner Stan Kroenke is the main problem plaguing Arsenal at the moment and has slammed the American businessman for handing Wenger the power to decide his own future, no matter what the results on the pitch.
Sutton told the BBC, “The biggest problem overall with Arsenal is that Arsene Wenger seems to make that decision on his future. I don’t get that. It’s up to the owners to take that decision away from him.
“If they’re watching tonight, they must be embarrassed by this performance. It isn’t getting better. It’s getting worse. They need to start smelling the coffee and seeing what Arsenal are.
“They’ve been played off the park by a team in relegation trouble and well beaten. It’s pathetic. It’s gone beyond blaming Wenger for this. It’s totally beyond that now. It is Kroenke. He’s unambitious.
“If you’re an Arsenal fan, watching this tonight they’ll be going beserk. He has to go and the owner has to take responsibility not leave it to someone.”
Wenger promises to put things right for Arsenal
Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the top four this season have been put into jeopardy after their 3-0 defeat against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night and the possibility of the Gunners missing out on Champions League football next season is a distinct one.
Under pressure manager Arsene Wenger has expressed his disappointment at his side’s loss against Palace but has vowed improvement from the Gunners during the next few rounds of fixtures.
Wenger said, "I'm disappointed and determined to put things right. Tonight the worry is not me, it's the fact that we lost a big game and when you lose a big game it's a big worry.
"It's a difficult defeat but on top of that it has consequences on our chances to be in the top four. We understand that our fans are very unhappy. I have managed over a thousand games for Arsenal Football Club and we are not used to that and it's a big worry. We have to respond very quickly and not accept it.
"We created quite dangerous situations but defensively we were exposed many times and offensively we couldn't finish. I think they were sharper than us in the duels and many decisive situations tonight. In the decisive duels I think they were stronger."