Manager in no hurry to sign new contract.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted he is in no hurry to sign a new contract with the Premier League leaders.
Wenger, 64 on Tuesday, is in the final season of his current contract with the north London club and it was reported earlier this week he’d agreed terms on a new deal which would keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2016.
Arsenal have repeatedly made it clear they want the Frenchman, who took charge in 1996 and is now the Premier League’s longest-serving manager, to remain with the Gunners.
Wenger, however, said Friday that now was not the right time for him to be involved in detailed contract talks and that he wanted to focus his attention on the team, although he did confirm he’d been offered a new deal.
“Yes, I didn’t deny that (that a contract had been offered),” Wenger said ahead of Arsenal’s match at home to Norwich on Saturday.
“I just said what I said at the start of the season and nothing has changed.”
Wenger added: “I believe that when you are manager at the club, you have to prepare for the long term always and act like you would stay forever.
“I believe that what is important is the next game.”