Arsene Wenger has his heart set on an extension at Arsenal this...

Arsene Wenger has his heart set on an extension at Arsenal this summer

Premier League 2012-13 preview

Arsenal fans can now breathe a sigh of relief, as their beloved manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he has opened talks with the club over a new contract, as per reports from The Guardian.

Arsene Wenger

Wenger, who has served the North London club for 17 long years, is keen on extending his stay at Emirates and has confirmed that he would like to continue beyond next summer, when his contract is due to expire.

The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to Ligue1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain, but Wenger has played down such talks in his recent interviews claiming that his heart lies at Arsenal.

PSG have appointed Laurent Blanc on a two-year deal, replacing Carlo Ancelotti. However the move has failed to end the speculations that the French nouveau riche may try to lure Arsene Wenger at the end of next season.

“The link is because I’m French and I know the owners,” said the Frenchman.

“But if that was the case, then I would be there already. My heart is with Arsenal. I am committed to staying longer at this club. We had already a chat with Ivan [Gazidis, the chief executive]. It went very well … not a problem.”

However, Wenger is not taking anything for granted. He admits that the coming season is very important for him as he would like to end the club’s trophy drought of eight years. Arsenal last won trophy under Wenger in 2005, when they defeated Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Arsenal board have backed the Frenchman with a hefty transfer war-chest of £70 million, in order to propel the club back into the league of the big spenders and in contention for the title race.

While the club has been linked with several top players, like Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid, Luis Suarez of Liverpool and Marouane Fellaini of Everton, so far, Arsenal have failed to land any one of their prime targets in their summer transfer window, and have only captured Yaya Sanogo, who moved to the from Ligue 2 team Auxerre on a free transfer.

Ibrahimovic: Could he succeed in England; his final frontier?
Real Madrid president still keeping hopes on Kaka


  1. Wenger has been lucky thelast five seasons. For him to have an extension depends on results. At any other top team,he wold have been axed long,long ago .
    If he really wants an extension,he has to change his philosophy with regard to player purchases,tacticsetc.
    Ultimately it depends on whether the gunners can start challenging for the epl crown not cl berth.If he can’t get the gunners fring,don’t be suprisd he were togo on his own or is forced out.
    Then let him go to PSG,no bed of roses. results and winning trophies matter more than stability. Arsenal have had stability for years but have been underperforming on the pith where it mattersmost.

Comments are closed.