With things going well for the Gunners Gazidis wants to tie up the deal.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in the Frenchman’s final year at the Emirates Stadium and chief executive Ivan Gazidis is keen for the 63-year-old to sign a new deal, reports the Daily Mail.
Wenger has been in charge of the Gunners for 17 years and after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United at the end of last season, is now the longest serving boss in English football by quite some way.
A loss to Aston Villa on the opening day of the Premier League season and a seemingly poor showing in the transfer market looked to mark the end of Wenger’s reign.
Yet since then the club have won all 10 of their matches, which has seen the side rise to the top of both the league and their Champions League group.
With record signing Mesut Ozil and in-form players such as Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey leading the way, Gazidis thinks it is the right time to discuss a new contract.
The terms on offer will see Wenger’s annual income rise by £500,000 to £8m-a-year and is hoped to ward off interest from French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG touted the manager when they were looking for a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Carlo Ancelotti and current head coach Laurent Blanc has only been given a one-year deal.
Whether Wenger will decide to stay or leave is unknown and a dip in form from the current run could expose the Frenchman to the fickleness of football fans once again.
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