Wenger at Arsenal for long-term says Chief Executive

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has dismissed claims that Arsene Wenger will leave the club in the summer and insists he will remain ‘for a long time’, The Sunday Telegraph reports.

Wenger conducted an interview with French magazine L’Equipe and revealed that he was considering his Gunners managerial career for the first time. The Arsenal boss was criticised for the team’s poor performances at the beginning of the season, but has seen his team revive their season spectacularly. Gazidis will not be looking to allow Wenger to leave this summer and has revealed that the pair have held meetings over aspirations for the 2016/2017 team.

Wenger has spent 15 seasons in charge at the Emirates Stadium and gained another victory against Everton on the club’s 125th anniversary. Gazidis believes that there will be a transition where the Frenchman moves from manager to executive, but does not want that to happen in the foreseeable future. Arsenal currently sit fourth after their 1-0 win over Everton and Gazidis wants the club to kick on with Wenger at the helm.

The Arsenal chief executive said: ‘Arsene’s only 62 and in great shape and I don’t sense any weakening of his desire. Nobody knows what the future holds but it is entirely possible that he will be with the club for a long time to come. It is a privilege to work with Ars

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