Official – Arsene Wenger agrees new deal

Time was when Wenger complained of the resources to match other top clubs in the transfer market. Apparently Arsenal can sign anyone they choose.

Wenger is said to be planning his summer transfer activity despite his side’s chances of winning a first title in 13 years appearing to have gone up in smoke following back-to-back defeats. Reports claim he has Valencia full-back Jose Gaya in his sights.

“It is a deal which is being lined up for next summer and Arsenal insiders firmly believe that is an indication that Wenger is looking to the future himself,” says the Daily Mirror.

Although there have been “no assurances” over his future, “Wenger is likely to get a new two-year contract”, says the paper, adding: “All the indications are that [Arsenal] are not in the market for a new manager. They are also planning for pre-season – a trip to Australia is already scheduled and they are likely to stop off in Asia on the way home.”

Arsenal bloggers certainly believe a new deal is imminent. Myles Palmer at Arsenal news review goes as far as to claim that “Wenger and the club have agreed a new two-year contract” and the board was notified of the fact three weeks ago.

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