Wenger will manage till 2021

There has been a lot of pressure from the fans on Arsene Wenger to leave his current post as manager of Arsenal following another disappointing campaign for the Gunners and it is believed that the veteran boss retiring at the end of the season is a big possibility.

Amid the speculation, Wenger recently spoke about his future and surprisingly stated that although he may not stay at Arsenal, he will not retire from management anytime soon.

The 67-year-old explained that he wants to stay in management for the next four years and added that he prefers to stay at Arsenal until his eventual retirement.

He was quoted saying by the Daily Mirror, “My preference is always to manage Arsenal and I have shown that. But I think I am adult enough to analyse the situation.(Alex) Ferguson has some other ­interests in life and he was older than I am today. He was four years older, he retired at 71 and I’m 67.

“Maybe I will do four seasons more, maybe less, I don’t know. Everybody is different. I do not want to take anything away from Ferguson, he was an ­absolutely unbelievable manager. But he had had enough. I’m not at that stage.”

 

Manchester United readying £30 million bid for Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise disappointing campaign for Arsenal so far but despite the impressive performances, the 23-year-old’s long term future at the Emirates Stadium is in doubt as he has not yet been awarded an extension to his current contract which is set to expire in 2018.

While Arsenal intend to keep hold of Oxlade-Chamberlain, a number of clubs have been monitoring the attacker’s contractual situation and if reports from the Daily Mirror are to be believed, Manchester United are planning a whopping £30 million swoop for the Arsenal man as manager Jose Mourinho is allegedly a keen admirer.

 

Wenger says Bayern loss will not affect his team selection against Sutton

Following a 5-1 hammering against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Arsenal simply cannot afford to lose their FA Cup 5th Round encounter against non-league side Sutton United on Monday night.

With the stakes being raised significantly, it is believed that manager Arsene Wenger could go with a very strong team on the night but the Frenchman has insisted that the loss against Bayern will not have any bearing on his team selection for the FA Cup clash against the minnows.

He said, “I always had in my head that it was a very important game. In my head I have had a team that will start and play there, for a week or 10 days now. That result we had at Bayern Munich will not influence that selection.

“The FA Cup is one of our targets. It’s the next game and for us to bounce back after the game we just had, it becomes a very important game. But it always was, in my head.”



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Comments  

0 #6 berhie 2017-02-25 05:37
I have seen Afc team becomes afun of guuners starting from 2002. z moment was good time to win afew trophies but after proceed from hibery to emirate everu thing becomes awful even idon't know what sir Arsen is waiting. If arsen want i think he can do well things but he don't want to bring good players and win atrophies so better change his marketing system and make happy the funns if not betyer to leave
0 #5 Teryima 2017-02-23 10:46
I started hearing wenger when i was 6years old,at time i was really inpress with wenger but i started losing when he let go off henry, i think wenger should just bow for someone to take over, he should just leave arsenal.
0 #4 Macgooner56 2017-02-21 21:13
For years now Wenger has shown complete contempt for the fans,he should go at the end of the season,the fans have lost faith in him and it would seem so have the players, his buying in the transfer market is cowardly and cheap, we don't compete for any players, if another team want that player then that's wher they go, I am sick of Wenger, wallcot,and the usual favourites he always plays, for his benefit not the team, I'm perfectly happy to see a couple of lean years with a new coach, at least I'd get excited about football again cos the over passing tappy tap crap we play is boring, let's hope next season is a new start for all of us,
+1 #3 gooner4life 2017-02-21 13:34
Even if Arsene continues for another 4 years he will never achieve what Sir Alex has.Sir Alex was still winning trophies
Arsene is not that makes the difference ,United fans were sorry when he retired we Arsenal fans will be delighted when Arsene leaves ,The sooner the better.
+1 #2 Doc Habu 2017-02-20 06:16
The old man is no longer good enough. The players are all out of confidence to date. The star players are not coming to the table when we most need them. We need to offload almost half this team and bring in real quality. losing to Bayern like that was somehow stupid for a Team like Asernal
0 #1 Paul 2017-02-19 21:25
I have always been behind Arsene Wenger but think the situation is serious enough now with the lack of confidence growing with the fans, and maybe even with the players who don't see to give of their best anymore, that it would be better all round for him to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, or even before should the unthinkable happen and we lose to Sutton tomorrow. It COULD happen because of a lack of confidence and having to play on such a terrible surface. (These plastic pitches should be banned). I'm almost too scared to watch as we never know which Arsenal will turn up!