Arsene Wenger is close to agreeing terms on a new 3 year contract at Arsenal and is expected to sign the deal sometime in January, according to reports in The Times.
Arsenal have been in talks with Wenger over a contract extension since October and the Frenchman is expected to commit to a new deal in the next month, which will take his tenure at the club past the 20 year mark.
The report suggests Wenger will inherit £24 million over three years after being impressed with the north London side’s rapid improvement this season. The reported deal would make him the second highest paid manager in the Premier League after Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
The Frenchman has always insisted that he remains committed to his project at Arsenal and, with just six months remaining on his current contract, the club seems to have persuaded him to sign a new deal.
Arsenal fans will welcome the news that their most successful manager will remain at the club after a terrific start to the season, apart from an opening day defeat to Aston Villa. The anger after the game had many calling for Wenger to go, but the subsequent signing of Mesut Ozil and a series of strong displays has transformed the atmosphere at the north London club.
The Gunners are now sitting four points clear at the summit of the Premier League and will have a chance to make a huge statement for their title credentials in their next three fixtures against Everton, Manchester City and Chelsea.
Wenger is a man of prestige, a man who instigated change in England football and a man who ranks amongst the greatest managers the game has ever seen and has built a legacy at Arsenal that few men can equal.
He managed through a period of severe financial restrictions after the construction of new stadium, but still managed to show us some jaw dropping football by bringing some of the world’s finest players which are just some of the elements that can be associated with him at Arsenal. He has achieved everything at Arsenal, but his legacy is still incomplete and I feel he will only leave after he restores success at the club.
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