Arsenal and Arsene Wenger are finally set to agree terms on a £24 million deal that could prove crucial in the Gunners’ future.
Arsenal have been in talks with Arsene Wenger over a contract extension since October, and the Frenchman is expected to commit to a new deal in the next month.
The Times report that Wenger will sign for a further three years in January, after being impressed with the north London side’s rapid improvement this season.
At the halfway point of the campaign, Arsenal are top of the Premier League by four points, and are also favourites to progress from their UEFA Champions League group despite high quality opposition in Napoli, Borussia Dortmund and Olympique Marseille.
Wenger’s deal is reportedly for figures of £8 million per season for the next three years, making him the second highest paid manager in the Premier League after Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
After a trophyless few years hampered by a lack of funds compared to the Gunners’ rivals, Wenger has reinvigorated his team, and the signing of Mesut Ozil proves that Arsenal are no longer hamstrung in the transfer market.
Wenger was a crucial figure in bringing Ozil to Emirates Stadium, and is one of the most respected figures in world football.
With the Frenchman at the helm, further improvements to the Arsenal squad could well be on the way.