There’s little doubt amongst the punters in the Transfer Tavern that Arsenal are one of the biggest teams in world football, though at points this season even the Gunners propping up the bar were at a fierce divide.
The divisive nature of Arsene Wenger’s latter reign in charge of the North London giants has been analysed and analysed, with the legendary French tactician often under what seems to be insurmountable pressure.
As ever, Le Professeur managed to guide the Gunners above arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur and into the Champions League, affording him breathing space for another season in the eyes of many.
Well, according to the Daily Telegraph, the club are backing their boss for many more years to come as he closes in on two decades in charge.
Though he has just a year to run on his deal at the Emirates Stadium, chief executive Ivan Gazidis has backed the 66-year old to continue in his role, insisting there are no signs of him slowing down.
“There is not nostalgia on either side,” roared Gazidis.
“It’s not what motivates us or him. The reason we have Arsène as our manager is because our board believes he can deliver success. The reason that Arsène is here is because he believes that he can deliver success.
‘If either of us didn’t believe that we would not be constrained by nostalgia or longing; we would have to make a change. Arsène would understand and support that. But it’s just not how either side feels.
‘We feel we are on a good path.”
Will this be Wenger’s last year in charge of Arsenal? How will he be remembered?