Arsene Wenger continues to be coy on his future after this season.
The Frenchman’s current contract with Arsenal runs out in the summer and he has yet to agree on a new deal.
There are strong reports suggesting that the 64-year-old has been offered a two-year term, but he has yet to put pen to paper.
Wenger claims that he has ‘given his word’ to the Arsenal board that he will certainly commit his future to the club, insisting: “I have given my word. My word is my word.”
Yet one wonders why he has not actually put his signature on the dotted line.
Let’s hear it from Wenger himself.
“Yes, unless I decide otherwise,” The Mirror quotes him as saying when asked if he is definitely staying at the Emirates Stadium.
“I have told you many times we have had no time to sit down and do it. Nothing, not going anywhere, don’t worry for that.
“But I want to have a feeling coming out of the season that that I have done the maximum for the club.”
Fair enough. It has been a successful season so far (more or less) for Arsenal and there is renewed optimism at the Emirates, despite heavy away defeats against Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea, so it makes sense to put contract talks on hold.
But why is Wenger still being mysterious about his long-term future with the Gunners and dropping hints that he has yet to make up his mind?
Does he want to make sure that he finally wins silverware before heading for the exit door? Or is he keeping his options open?
Or maybe he just wants to make sure that he has the backing of the fans at the end of the season?
Only Wenger knows.
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