Arsenal keen to tie up Wenger with new contract

Arsenal are reported to have begun talks with manager Arsene Wenger over a new contract at the Emirates, reports The Mirror.

The new deal, thought to be a three-year extension, is not likely to be signed this month however, with the Gunners preparing for the new season.

The discussions are still said to be in their preliminary stages, but the feeling on both sides of the table is optimism, with the Arsenal board keen to keep Wenger and the Frenchman appearing more than happy to stay on.

Wenger, 63, is currently working hard to prepare for a lucrative pre-season tour of the Far East, and is also attempting to strengthen his squad in a bid to end the club’s eight year trophy drought.

With the likes of Gonzalo Higuain looking likely to join the club, and the Gunners holding an interest in Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez, and Marouane Fellaini, Wenger is clearly going all out in the hopes of exciting the Arsenal faithful and landing some silverware for the first time since 2005.

Despite all of the intense transfer activity at the club, however, the club’s board are most keen to ensure Wenger stays at the club for the forseeable future. He is now the longest serving Premier League manager at any one club, having arrived at Arsenal in 1996.

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