Arsene Wenger says he’s in no rush to start talks over a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.
“We are in no hurry. We are in September and my contract finishes in June, there is a long way to go. There is no need to plan (any talks). I have said many times I want to do well with this club,” said Wenger.
When that time comes, there are plenty of reasons the only question Arsenal should be asking him is; what exactly do you want?
A lot of pressure has been put on Wenger over the last couple of seasons as Arsenal’s financial strength has grown, with the club struggling to match the pace of the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea.
The one constant throughout the difficult period Wenger has endured, and is still enduring, is his clear love and passion for the club he’s represented across two decades.
At a time when he was forced to work under constraints which were implied because of the Emirates Stadium, he’s just coming out of the other side with a very exciting couple of years ahead for all Gunners fan.
Another thing which hasn’t changed is his philosophy and the way he likes his Arsenal teams to play football.
Arsenal will always be a side under Wenger that like to dominate possession, applying pressure on the opposition until a crack appears that can be exploited. It’s a philosophy that has won titles in the past and it’s one which will win silverware again.
His tactical mind for the game is also world class. He’s routinely managed to secure Arsenal Champions League football with supposedly lower quality squads and those players have gone on to be competitive in the tournament itself.
Another reason the Gunners should give him whatever he likes to sign on is the context surrounding Mesut Ozil’s £42.5 million arrival in North London.
That signing dispelled the myth that Wenger is afraid to spend big money on world class players, mixing with agents and third parties to get the bigger and more complicated deals done.
It’s proof that Arsenal have money in the bank and proof that Wenger can talk the biggest stars into a move to Arsenal. Having brought the German to the club, Wenger deserves the chance to see through the next step of his project.
Ozil’s arrival will make it easier for the club to sign more big names in the near future and that will only be enhanced if the club manages to win something by the end of the current season.
Arsenal fans, do you want to see Wenger given a new long term deal?
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