Ray Parlour insists that Arsene Wenger isn’t going anywhere at the end of the season and will see out the final year of his contract at Arsenal.
The boss’s contract is set to expire in 2017 and although he’s confirmed he will see it out, many are debating whether he should or will. Former Gunner, Ray Parlour, claims that he will and that he deserves to.
“I don’t think he’ll leave, I think he’ll be there next season,” he said.
“It’s a situation where Wenger will decide when he leaves, and he’s been there so long he probably deserves that.
“But it might be his last season next year, at the end of his contract. At the moment it’s going to be difficult for the board to get rid of Arsene.
“You always worry about which manager comes in next. Who would you have? Jurgen Klopp’s gone to Liverpool, Pep Guardiola to Man City. There isn’t a huge amount of managers out there.
“It’s a big decision they’ve got to make. If you’re going to sack a manager you’ve got to have a plan. And if they don’t have a plan then they’ve got to keep him.”
While I do believe we need change and soon, I don’t want Wenger to be chased out with pitchforks and flaming torches. Nor do I think he will. The board will not sack a man who is responsible for preserving the club’s financial stability for the foreseeable future.
It’ll be tough if Wenger does leave on a bad note. After so many years it’d be preferable to see him bow out gracefully. Hopefully, he doesn’t end up having to be shown the door by his own fans.