After getting some good news on the injury front with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey who were reportedly doubts for this weekend and the likes of Walcott and Cazorla reportedly making a return to the team this weekend, Arsenal have more interesting news for their fans. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has agreed to sign an additional two-year contract with the London club which will see him manage the Gunners till 2016. He said,
“The good thing with me, if I have one quality, you don’t need a lot of talks to extend the contract I have. [I will sign] when we find time. I don’t think that’s the most important problem at the moment.
“I would love to be here forever because that would mean I would be immortal. What I would like to do as long as I’m here is to give my best for this club because I love the club, of course.
“I am very honoured to have the support of Stan Kroenke. That he thinks I can help the club is a huge confidence vote. I don’t believe that anybody can question my commitment to this club. I want to feel that I do well and then the question of me staying will be secondary after that.”
When asked if that meant that the contract talks would be straightforward, he replied:
‘That’s straightforward and I don’t think there’s anything more to add to that’.
This is certainly good news for Arsenal as there has been a cloud of uncertainty around Wenger’s future with PSG’s shadows looming large. But with Ozil’s big money capture, Wenger seems to have assuaged the fans and the good results posted by the club both domestically and in Europe have mended the bridge between Wenger and the disgruntled fans. Now, it seems both parties are on the same page and are eager to continue the working relationship that has stretched to 17 years already.
Hopefully, Wenger can end this season on the high by ending the trophyless run of 8 years with Arsenal’s first Premier League title in 9 years or even the first ever Champions League title.