The Gunners will be keen to tie up a new deal for the Frenchman.
Arsenal are ready to reopen talks with manager Arsene Wenger over the prospect of a new contract, with the Frenchman’s current deal expiring next summer, reports the Mirror.
There has been ongoing speculation about whether Wenger would stay on at the Emirates Stadium after 18 years, with the 64-year-old stating negotiations would happen when the time is right.
Well it appears that time is now, as the confirmation of the Gunners’ progression to the last-16 of the Champions League has prompted the boss to extend his stay in north London.
Fears still remain that the coach will head back to France, with both AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain likely destinations.
Yet with Arsenal in such good form this season it would be disappointing to see Wenger leave the club – especially if they break their eight year plus duck of not winning a trophy.
This prospect is looking increasingly likely, as after last weekend’s results in the English top tier the side are now five points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Despite losing to Napoli in their final European match of the group stage on Wednesday, they still progressed to the knockout stage ahead of the Italians; but virtue of finishing second means they face a tough draw in the next round.
It would be very pleasing for all involved with the club if Wenger were to secure the coach’s stay for the proposed three more years, with an annual salary of £8m being tabled.
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