Ex-Arsenal star Robert Pires claims there is no chance Arsene Wenger will be leaving the club this summer, as the manager loves the club, the job, and has unfinished business at the Emirates, according to the Standard.
The retired Frenchman claims Wenger is still more than up to the task of leading Arsenal, and believes his compatriot will be at the club for at least another season.
“It’s not a question of strength. He’s not tired. He still has that desire to be on the pitch, because he loves it, it’s his vocation, he’s been doing it for many years,” he said.
“His aim is to qualify for the Champions League, which I think will happen, and what is certain is that you will see him on the bench again next year.”
Wenger is the Premier League’s longest serving manager, and will be looking to extend that record over the next few years.
After a slow start to the season, Wenger has really started to get the best out of the side since the new year. We need to make sure we continue that momentum heading into the tail end of the season, as we can still finish the campaign strongly in both the FA Cup and the Premier League.
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The likes of Mesut Özil and Olivier Giroud have been in fine form, and could be key to any success we may have in games to come.
While the cliché is that the most important match is the next match, in Arsenal’s case this certainly rings true.
We face Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, and while a loss could open the door to their competing for the top four once again, a win would cement our position in the UEFA Champions League positions, and continued challenge for second place.
Viewing things through a positive lens, this is a real opportunity for us to cast aside one of our most dangerous opponents.
Wenger deserves credit for the team’s renaissance, and our only regrets at this stage of the season should be our slow start – no Premier League team is in better form.