Arsenal Head Coach Arsene Wenger is set to sign a new deal that will keep him at the helm of affairs at the club for more years.
The 66-year old Frenchman is set to celebrate twenty years at the club this August but is seriously under pressure to go into international football management. Hence, the Arsenal management is reacting by offering him a new deal to end such speculations.
England were one of the top teams poised to lift the Euro 2016 tournament in France but they performed woefully and were knocked out by a country of about 300,000 people. They couldn’t even top their group and were forced to meet Iceland in the Round of 16 who defeated them despite their early lead. The former coach Roy Hodgson resigned as a result of the embarrassment and the FA chiefs have since being mounting pressure on the long term Arsenal manager to resign and take charge of the English team when his current deal expires.
Wenger has been a subject of growing protests that he be removed since he hasn’t led the club to Premier League glory since the last one in 2004. He also denied reports making the rounds at the end of the last campaign that he was offered a new deal to remain at the emirates. He claimed he was happy to wait till the end of the coming campaign. He has voiced out his stance on the possibility of going into international coaching but that hasn’t stopped England and France from continuing to try. He claimed the results of this coming season will be the decider on his future plans but is focusing on Arsenal fully for now.
FA Chief Martin Glenn said they were willing to wait for the right person to lead the team which could mean they could wait till Wenger’s deal runs out. Arsenal are now considering offering the coach a deal to keep him when the coming season gets underway.