Arsene Wenger’s potentially fantastic news for Arsenal

Gunners boss ready to sign his new contract at the Emirates?

It’s the news that will delight the vast majority of Arsenal fans – just five months after some were calling for his head – Arsene Wenger is set to sign a new contract.

That is according to the Daily Star, who claim that Wenger is ready to commit his future to the north London club. They report that the club will announce his decision to stay once they have tied up new deals for defenders Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna.

Wenger’s commitment would be an immeasurable boost for Arsenal, who are in the midst of their most realistic and sustained Premier League title challenge in years.

Wenger is understood to have thought long and hard before committing to a new deal. The 64-year-old was subjected to a torrent of criticism after Arsenal’s 3-1 opening-day league defeat to Aston Villa, while it is now a decade since his side last won a trophy.

However, since that opening defeat things have been getting better and better.

Monday night’s 2-1 win over Villa sent the Gunners back to the top of the table, with Wenger’s side displaying the battling qualities which have been missing for so many years.

There have been positives all over the pitch this season, from the impressive form of club record signing Mesut Ozil, to the emergence of Aaron Ramsey and the defensive resilience of Mertesacker and his centre-back partner Laurent Koscielny. Wenger may well feel that the time is right to commit his future and seize on the club’s current momentum.

Indeed, so high is the feel-good factor at the Emirates, could Wenger possibly say no to a new contract? At this stage of the season, for Arsenal to announce that Frenchman had turned down a new deal would be to risk tearing the heart out of their challenge?

Rather, the man who so loves the club so much may well now be ready to hand them the ultimate piece of good news.

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