Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is now the longest serving manager in football management in England at the moment, having been in London for 17 years now, however with his current contract set to expire in the summer for Le Prof, he has made it very clear to the media that there is no guarantees that he will continue with Arsenal beyond the end of this season.
At the start of the season, there were suggestions that Wenger was once again being lined up by Paris Saint-Germain, whilst Real Madrid were also without a manager, however despite the rumours, Arsene Wenger once again stuck with Arsenal. The fans have also been on his back in recent years with many saying he should have been out the door many years ago after going several years without a trophy.
I personally don’t agree with that stance because I don’t think there is any better managers available at the moment that would come to Arsenal, and so whilst we still have a very good manager in Arsene Wenger we should definitely look to keep him for as long as he is still capable of doing the right job and I am confident he can bring us back to glory, it’s just a case of being more ambitious.
And it’s that last problem that looks to be the deciding factor for all, because although he was ambitious in signing Mesut Ozil, aside from that he hasn’t really pulled anything else speculator out of the bag and I think if we are to be a dominant force in England again, then that’s what is necessary. So in another perception of it, is Wenger holding us back from glory? But despite all this Wenger confirmed he will not commit his future to Arsenal in yesterday’s press conference.
The manager said, “We are in no hurry. We are in September and my contract finishes in June. There is a long way to go. There is no need to plan [any talks]. I have said many times I want to do well with this club and in the end I will sit down and think ‘how well have I done with the team I have had?’ That has to be sufficient for me to decide yes or no. One of the main judgments you can have about a manager is how well he does with his team.”
I think Wenger is right to review his situation before committing to the Gunners once again because it’s also a personal choice in whether or not he wants to continue with Arsenal or not, rather than staying till the day he is forced out the door. However I think that will be the case with Wenger because you can see from the last few years that despite the issues that have prevailed us, he is still determined to regain glory with Arsenal and I think it is then, that he will finally decide to call it a day!