Arsenal CEO needs ‘time’ for Wenger’s contract
VATICAN CITY (AP):
Arsenal will deal with manager Arsene Wenger’s future “in our own way and in our own time”, club CEO Ivan Gazidis said yesterday.
Wenger’s contract expires at the end of this season, his 21st year with the club.
“He’s been clear and we’ve always been clear. That’s a mutual decision as to how long he’ll continue. Both need to be on the same page on that,” Gazidis told The Associated Press on the sidelines of a Vatican conference on faith and sport.
For many fans, the 66-yearold Wenger has been the only manager they’ve ever known at Arsenal. The London club is playing in the Champions League for a 19th consecutive season under Wenger, but the Frenchman has not guided Arsenal to the Premier League title since 2004.