Chief executive expects the Frenchman to commit his future to the Gunners.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis expects manager Arsene Wenger to lay to rest rumours he will be taking over at Paris Saint-Germain and sign a new deal with the Gunners.
Wenger has been strongly linked with a move to super wealthy Ligue 1 side, with current boss Carlo Ancelotti expected to succeed Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
Yet Gazidis is confident that the 63-year-old still sees his future being at the Emirates Stadium and expects discussions to take place soon.
“We think we have got a fantastic manager,” the chief executive was quoted in the Telegraph.
“We hope that he wants to do what he is doing for the long term. I believe he does. I think he is still ambitious, still driven and sees the potential of the club.
“We have got a lot of confidence in Arsene that he is the right person to take the club forward and I think he will want to do that.
“We have a great relationship and he has a great relationship with the board as well. So, quietly and at the right time, I think we will make an announcement on that.
“This is going to happen very quietly behind closed doors, privately and then there will be an announcement.”
This hope that Wenger will sign a new contract in north London is likely to bring a mixed response from Arsenal fans, who have seen varied success during the Frenchman’s tenure at the club.
Since taking over in 1996 the Gunners boss has delivered three league titles, four FA Cup victories and a Champions League final appearance in 2006.
Yet since 2005 Wenger has failed to win a single trophy with the club and unrest in the stands has begun to grow.
However, the Arsenal stalwart has been praised for taking the Gunners to a top four finish every season since he took over and the club has also been commended for its financial model – never having spent more than £20m on a player.
With the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and subsequent appointment of David Moyes, Wenger is now the longest serving manager in the Premier League by a whopping 14 years.
Whether Arsenal fans will be pleased for him to pledge his indefinite future to the side is another matter.