Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will definitely be at Arsenal next season, despite calls from a huge number of fans for the Frenchman to be sacked, as reported by ESPN.
This comes in the wake of reports that he has a new three year contract on his desk waiting to be signed (via the Daily Star), which the anti-Wenger fans would be furious about.
The 66-year-old claims he is in “no doubt” that he’ll be at Arsenal for the 2016/17 campaign, and insists he’s totally committed to the club.
“I have no doubt, no, because I am committed,” he said.
“When I do something I do it 100 percent. I am always committed to give my best as long as I am at the club.”
Wenger’s commitment is rarely questioned by Arsenal fans, and it’s more his methods that many seem to have a problem with. His unwillingness to spend big in the transfer market is a real concern, and the team’s consistent failure to capitalise once they get into winning positions is naturally blamed on him.
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Clubs are often destroyed by replacing managers at the wrong time, and we’ve seen the impact of that with Manchester United. They’ve really fallen from grace since Sir Alex Ferguson left, and while many are calling for Wenger’s sacking/resignation, they might not be so quick to demand his head if they were told we’d suffer the same fate as United.
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While an extra three years with Wenger in charge may be too much to bear for many Arsenal fans, unless we have the right replacement lined up and ready it would be foolish to let him go.