One report suggested the Arsenal boss was in line for a new two-year deal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed a report suggesting that he is in line for a new two-year deal at the club.
A report in today’s edition of The Times suggested that majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has prepared a new deal that could be signed next season if the Gunners start the campaign strongly, and that Kroenke would want an answer by October if Wenger were to retire when his current deal expires at the end of next season.
However, at his pre-match press conference today ahead of their final game of the season at home to Aston Villa, Wenger denied the report.
He is quoted by Sky Sports, saying: “That’s completely wrong, and I don’t know where this information comes from.
“You can treat that as just an invention – one more. It’s absolutely false, and I would like the press to check before they give this information out. They could have checked with myself or the club and we would have denied it.
“I think about the next game. I have full commitment as long as I am under contract. For the moment that’s all.”
There have been more questions asked about Wenger’s future, which has been a disappointment given the side will end the season with no silverware, while at the start of the season they were tipped by many to end a 12-year wait for the Premier League title but failed to sustain a challenge – with Leicester City becoming Champions, and Tottenham on course to finish second.
There has been an element of unrest among the fanbase for what many view as underachievement of late as the club were expected to kick on following back-to-back FA Cup triumphs.