Wenger ready to sign new Arsenal deal
Arsene Wenger is ready to pen a new deal at Arsenal and says he wants to finish his career at the club he loves, Sky Sports has reported.
The Gunners boss has been at the helm of the club since 1996, but has now gone eight years without a trophy, causing heightened speculation that he could walk away when his current deal expires next summer.
Wenger has previously kept coy on his contractual situation, admitting this campaign could govern his fate. But the Frenchman says the support shown by majority shareholder Stan Kroenke on the eve of his 17th anniversary has come as a huge confidence boost.
“I would love to be here forever because that would make me immortal. I love this club,” Wenger said. “I’ve turned down many offers (over the years). I’ve always thought this club is special. We have a team now that can compete and that’s what we want to show.
“If I am still here today it is because I got that consistent support from inside the club. The good thing with me. If I have one quality, (it is that) you don’t need a lot of talks to extend the contract I have,” Wenger added.
He continued: “I want to focus on the quality of our season. I don’t believe that anybody can question my commitment to this club. I want to feel that I do well and then the question of me staying will be secondary after that.”
The Arsenal manager remained relaxed about the ongoing negotiations. “(We will do it) when we find time,” Wenger insisted. “I don’t think that is the most important problem at the moment.”
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