Wenger in no hurry to extend Arsenal contract
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he sees no need to rush talks over extending his contract at the club, the Daily Mail has reported, despite his current deal with the Gunners ending in June 2014.
Wenger added that his future as manager at the Emirates Stadium depends on the course of this season, and if his team are successful, with the veteran boss insisting he will be the one who decides his future.
“ We are in no hurry. We are in September and my contract finishes in June. There’s a long way to go. There’s no need to plan,” Wenger said at a press conference to introduce deadline day signing Mesut Ozil, the Germany international bought from Real Madrid for a club record £42.5m.
“I’ve said many times I want to do well with this club and, in the end, I will sit down and think how well have I done with the team I have had,W Wenger continued. “That has to be sufficient for me to decide yes or no. One of the main judgments you can have about a manager is how well he does with his team.”
Wenger has been Arsenal manager for 17 years, moving to north London in 1996 and claiming the Premier League title on three occasions, as well as the FA Cup four times and the Community Shield four times. But Arsenal have gone more than eight years without success, last lifting silverware in winning the 2005 FA Cup.
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