Robert Pires has confirmed that Arsene Wenger will still be at Arsenal next season.

I didn’t even realise that there was the possibility that he wouldn’t.


Having just signed a new three-year deal last summer taking him through to 2017, the manager, who has a job for life at the club, is apparently under pressure because his side crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Monaco.

That’s news to us here at Cannon Towers.

Sure, some people have been calling for him to go, but they are the same people who have been yammering on about it for years now and if anything is certain it’s that they have been a lot quieter since the FA Cup was claimed at the end of last season.

Speaking to RMC in France, Pires said of his former boss “It’s not a question of strength. He’s not tired. He still has that desire to be on the pitch, because he loves it, it’s his vocation, he’s been doing it for many years.

“His aim is to qualify for the Champions League, which I think will happen, and what is certain is that you will see him on the bench again next year.”

I think the bigger shock would be if he wasn’t to still be at the club next season.