Arsenal are reportedly set to offer Arsene Wenger a new two-year deal.
- The Gunners beat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final
- Arsenal not appointing sporting director after all
- Wenger gets new deal but has to compromise
- Club doesn’t think Wenger is the problem
- Announcement to be made next week
Despite finishing in fifth this season and missing out on Champions League football, Arsenal are set to offer Wenger another two-year deal in north London. Not that this will come as a surprise to most Gooners, since this has been the most consistent rumour regarding the Frenchman’s future to date.
Plus, they probably won’t be that bothered after the Frenchman helped Arsenal to their 13th FA Cup win against Chelsea.
According to the Mirror’s John Cross, Arsenal still want a massive reshuffle behind the scenes. Therefore, while they do want to keep Wenger around as manager, he’ll have to make some compromises.
They don’t think that the boss is the issue but they realise that the way the club’s run needs to change.
Cross claims that there will be a new role dedicated to sorting out contracts, medical information and ‘logistical support’… which sounds awfully like a sporting director without the label. However, this new role will not – I repeat NOT – be a sporting director.
An announcement is set to be made during the coming week after a board meeting.