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Revealed: The Reason Arsene Wenger Hasn’t Signed His New Deal Yet

By on March 9, 2014

Arsene Wenger’s future is a subject that’s been discussed at length in the media, by bloggers and by fans for several months.

The long-serving manager is out of contract this summer and has been expected to pen a new deal ever since chief exec Ivan Gazidis confirmed back in January that the Frenchman had already agreed to sign an extension. So it was just a matter of ‘when’, and not ‘if’.

We heard rumours that he was delaying signing until new deals had also been agreed with players like Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky, but that opportunity came and went when the duo announced last week that they had signed new contracts.

Then reports emerged after the Bayern and Stoke defeats that suggested Arsene was having second thoughts about staying on at the club as he was starting to think he had perhaps taken the squad as far as he could – although this theory was dismissed pretty quickly.

Now, the Mirror are reporting that the real reason for the delay is that the boss wants guarantees that he’ll still be in full control over new signings before committing his future to the club.

It’s understood that senior figures within the Emirates are keen for Wenger to utilise our new-found wealth by bringing in more big-money signings, but the Frenchman is adamant he wont be pressured into buying and wants to continue to negotiate the transfers without interference from above.

Whether there is any foundation to this report remains to be seen, but it would certainly make a lot of sense. There is obviously something holding up the announcement and we know it isn’t money. Wenger has never had the financial backing that’s now being afforded to him and we’re just starting to look like a team capable of winning trophies again, so it would be a strange decision for him to walk away now. So something is clearly holding him back from putting pen to paper.

Som fans feel the club should be the ones delaying offering him a new deal until the end of the season, but I think we all know that even if we end up trophy-less again and finish fourth, Wenger will still be offered an extension, so it’s better to put all the speculation to bed and get him to sign the new deal asap so we can focus on the run-in without distraction.

Do you think Wenger deserves a new contract yet? 

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7 Comments

  1. adam t

    March 9, 2014 at 10:23 am

    It will be announced in the next few weeks when he reaches 1000 games in charge

  2. Elijah

    March 9, 2014 at 10:41 am

    hi please Wenger sign the contract coz I as an Arsenal fan I enjoy our game and l love and like your critics to the media. true Arsenal fans have done all for 8yrs and we are still behind you. please Wenger don’t go anywhere

  3. MrBonzai83

    March 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

    He is the boss, He gets what he want’s from us all unless he has had enough i don’t think he will walk away not now his job is going to get a whole lot easier with the improved INCOME THAT IS COMING HIS WAY, He deserves that at the very least. Plus i don’t want him to go and when he does we will know what we have just let go of as we look at what we achieved with him as a whole it is really something beautiful so lets cross our fingers that he signs a new contract and stays a little while longer. C.O.Y.G!!!!!!!

  4. Philbet

    March 9, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Reads like a ‘lets run a story that might have a hint of truth in it’ story to me, The Mirror is about as likely as me or you to have the inside track on the Wenger deal.

  5. Kholofelo Sebati

    March 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Well I don’t know if he walks how many of the current stars, except for Wilshere who I don’t feel anymore, will stay if Wenger walks. I have been calling him to walk of late because I still don’t understand why he adamantly wants 2 play Giroud week in week out a sole striker. All clubs that have been lethal & put past more than 4 goals against us have played a dual striker force. We know Wenger is good but he has been living under his shadow for a while. This could be an opportunity for him to win our favour back by buying RVP back.

  6. Kholofelo Sebati

    March 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Well I don’t know if he walks how many of the current stars, except for Wilshere whom I don’t feel anymore, will stay. I have been calling him to walk of late because I still don’t understand why he adamantly wants to play Giroud week in week out a sole striker. All clubs that have been lethal & put past more than 4 goals against us have played a dual striker force. We know Wenger is good but he has been living under his shadow for a while. This could be an opportunity for him to win our favour back by buying back RVP. But everything within reason.

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