This has worried the Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern…
Over the last 20 years, Arsene Wenger has become synonymous with Arsenal.
The legendary Frenchman has written his name firmly into the history books of the North London club – and the Arsenal fans in the Tavern think of him as highly as they do their club.
As a result, it has always been expected in the Tavern that the Frenchman would be given free reign to decide his future – given that his contract ends at the end of the season.
It was widely believed, and touted by our landlord, that Wenger would be the man to make the decision on whether he would stay on at the club – but that does not appear to be the case.
Pantomime villain Ivan Gazidis has reportedly lived up to his reputation in the Tavern of being a harsh negotiator – and has revealed that Arsene Wenger will not be the one to make the decision.
As per the Mirror, he said: “Arsenal is not Arsene Wenger. They’re not one in the same thing.”
He added: “He’s been clear and we’ve always been clear, that’s (a contract extension) a mutual decision as to how long he’ll continue.”
Very strong words from the Arsenal executive. It looks like he will definitely have the final say on where Wenger’s future lies.
The Arsenal fans were hoping that, especially given everything that Wenger has done since his arrival, that the Frenchman would be able to decide his own fate.
After all – they don’t put much trust in the man that recently pocketed a £1 million bonus – despite the Gunners not winning a trophy last season.
It is set to be a very nerve-wracking time to be an Arsenal fan.
Arsenal fans – thoughts?
Let us know below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience