It is reported that American billionaire shareholder Stan Kroenke has flown in from the United States to run over the final stages and loose ends of the deal.
Clubs such as Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have been keen admirers of the Frenchman in the past, however the new deal will surely all but end light speculation of an exit and will surely mean the 64-year-old will retire a Gunner.
Arsenal under Wenger’s guidance Arsenal have failed to win a trophy since lifting the FA Cup in 2005, yet with some sound acquisitions and a period of transition amongst other Premier League title rivals, the Gunners who top the Premier League table with 16 games remaining will probably not get a better chance to lift that elusive Premier League title.
The news of a potential new contract for Wenger should be greeted with joy from the Arsenal supporters. However, one fan in particular has treated the news with bewilderment, as the out-spoken figure of Piers Morgan expressed his feelings on the matter over twitter:
I don't understand why Arsenal would offer Wenger a new £24m deal before he wins another trophy. Curious reward for 8yrs of failure. #Afc— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) enero 20, 2014
Piers Morgan’s comments must surely depend on what constitutes failure. For Arsenal’s position and the high-spending of clubs such as Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea then a top-four finish over the last few years and guaranteed sustainability surely can’t be classed as failure?