Arsene Wenger is reportedly about to be offered a new deal with Arsenal.
The deal is thought to be for two further seasons, bringing his contract with us up to 2019 and the news comes at a controversial time.
As I told you months ago, Arsenal set to offer Arsene Wenger a new 2 year deal pic.twitter.com/1LqwJfBdX3
— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) June 19, 2016
Ivan Gazidis’ recent quotes about wanting to keep Wenger around, combined with Ronald Koeman – the man who many thought would replace the boss – signing for Everton planted a very large seed that Le Professeur was going nowhere this summer.
Despite not having a great season at all, Spurs’ 5-1 loss to Newcastle on the final day of the Premier League, combined with our 4-0 win against Aston Villa, meant that we finished second, an outcome which papered over numerous of cracks.
Many, myself included, had resigned ourselves to the fact that Wenger would never provide the change our club so desperately needed and if he wouldn’t do it, someone else could. The early signing of Granit Xhaka is promising but still not enough if we’re really going to compete next season. I love Wenger, I really do, but I’m being very tentative about replacing my faith in a man who, in my eyes, has let me down more than once.
With the signing of Jamie Vardy still in the pipeline, despite the boss appearing to confirm that the striker is staying at Leicester City, and a couple more signings rumoured to be in the works, it’d be wiser to announce Wenger’s new contract later when the business is done. When some of the fans have found their faith. Not right now.