Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is set to put pen to paper on a new deal and then move up to the board level to fill the vacuum left by his former friend David Dein once his deal expires and he retires. Wenger’s Arsenal future has been in doubt owing to interests from PSG and the Gunners’ poor start to the season but since the opening day defeat to Aston Villa, the Gunners have grown in leaps and bounds; through to the next stage of the Champions league and currently leading the Premier League race. Even the worst of the Frenchman’s critics wouldn’t object to a new deal for him.
Reports in the Sunday People have it that Arsene Wenger will sign a new two-year deal with Arsenal and after the expiration of the new contract in 2016, he will become the club’s transfer guru in the boardroom.
The veteran Gunners chief is prepared to stay on at the Emirates Stadium after thinking long and hard about his future. Wenger, 64, will agree a move ‘upstairs’ as transfer troubleshooter and talent spotter. The Frenchman according to the reports has told pals he thinks he can do the job that David Dein used to carry out for Arsenal – and has been a problem area since the former vice-chairman left.
For now, Wenger has the appetite to carry on as team boss and talks are advanced over the new deal – and his eventual promotion. Sources close to Wenger say he had been thinking of bowing out this season if Arsenal had not been a force.
Wenger was worried that maybe he had been around too long and was also shaken by the health scare that hit sidekick Pat Rice. But Arsenal’s new lease of life this season, and the way they have come through some tough tests lately, have convinced the Frenchman he still has what it takes.
It would be great to have Wenger move over to the board. I bet he would be a success looking for transfers since he already has a nose for spotting top talents and hopefully, Arsenal won’t have financial constraints and that would mean they can rub shoulders with the top clubs for the best talents on offer across the world.
But before moving upstairs, he needs to write his name in Diamond as he has already done so in gold but I believe a Premier League title this season and the first Champions league crown for the club could see Wenger write his name in diamond and leave the stage with the loudest ovation.