Date: 6th October 2016 at 5:44pm
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Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has said that Arsene Wenger’s future will be dealt with ‘in our way and in our own time.’

With the Frenchman celebrating his 20 years in charge of the club, and in that time seeing a return of three Premier League title and six FA Cups – albeit the last league success coming back in 2004 – his future has been a topic of much conversation in the media and amongst fans themselves with criticism going his way on many occasions.

With fresh links for Wenger to the very unlikely England job, he is out of contract come next summer and as Gazidis was speaking at a Vatican conference on faith and sport, the question of Wenger’s future was raised and he remained adamant that it would be a mutual decision when the time came, but now wasn’t the time to address that.

‘He’s been clear and we’ve always been clear, that’s a mutual decision as to how long he’ll continue. Both need to be on the same page on that. Arsenal is not Arsene Wenger. They’re not one in the same thing. In a football sense, he has transformed the club.’

What that actually means in reality is open to interpretation.

Supporters of Wenger will say the board are just being coy, those wanting a fresh change will say it implies the board are seeing how this season goes on the pitch.

And plenty of others will see it as a sign the board are considering moving on with Wenger not being Arsenal, and equally some might take the point that Wenger hasn’t yet decided on whether he wants to carry on.

The only thing that can be said for sure is that everyone will know the answer in a few months that will pass quickly – unless that’s just me getting older now?

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