Ian Wright says he could see Arsene Wenger getting new Arsenal contract

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Ian Wright says that he would not be surprised if Arsene Wenger gets a contract extension despite fan unrest.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says that despite a succession of disappointing results, he would not be at all surprised to see manager Arsene Wenger given a new contract at the end of the season.

The Gunners are set to finish trophyless for the first time in three years, eliminated from cup competitions and failing to take advantage of Leicester's slip against West Ham, drawing themselves against an out of form Crystal Palace.

Arsenal are 13 points behind with a game in hand, with Leicester having four games remaining and Arsenal five.

Wright told BBC 5 Live's 606 that he believes Wenger holds such a position of power at Arsenal that he could get an extension on his current deal.

He said: "It wouldn't surprise me if at the end of the season, Arsenal gave Wenger another contract.

"Hes a company man, and makes a lot of money for the company.

"You have to be successful as well, but two FA Cups, Arsenal fans are not totally happy with that, they want to do better in the Champions League, but the people upstairs... he puts money in their lap, they are happy with what's going on. If it wasn't the case, they would have changed him years ago."

Arsenal have not won the title since 2003/04, and this was their best chance for years with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all out of the picture.

As it is, City are level with Arsenal on points and even above them on goal difference, leaving Arsenal in fourth, four points ahead of Manchester United, leaving them little room for error if they are to secure a Champions League place. 

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