Date: 23rd February 2017 at 6:04am
Written by:

With ongoing speculation surrounding the future of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger following the culmination of the current Premier League season – everybody knows it’s a ‘does he stay or does he leave’ situation with a reported contract on the table but plenty now looking for Arsenal itself to go in a fresher direction after his 20 years at the helm.

The Daily Mail are one of a number to report late yesterday evening that Wenger would not consider the temptation of a final huge payday in the Chinese Super League.

They suggest – sourceless of course – that Wenger’s competitive nature would see him want to remain with one of Europe’s major clubs where he could still challenge for the top honours as opposed to simply taking the cash option and seriously boosted his reported existing £8million a year deal.

They say the Chinese Super League (no clubs linked) have made ‘discrete overtures’ about whether he’d be tempted to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Manuel Pellegrini, Luiz Scolari and Andre Villas-Boas and they also say that expressions of interest have come from the more cash rich Middle Eastern clubs as well.

Of course the clubs being linked to Wenger are obvious and year’s old speculation from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are resurfacing but the Mail slightly contradict themselves when stating he’s going to ‘assess the managerial landscape’ come the end of the year, by saying his ‘No 1 option’ is to remain at the Emirates Stadium irrespective come the summer.

What will be will be I guess but Arsenal’s again mini explosion of late and the damaging Bayern Munich result will only have strengthened the position of those who believe it’s time for fresh leadership.

Arsenal Blogger
Join The Vital Debate