Gazidis confirms Wenger contract extension


Ivan Gazidis has confirmed that Arsene Wenger will be signing a new deal with the club.

Speaking at today’s kit announcement, in which the £150m PUMA kit tie-up was confirmed, the Chief Executive left onlookers in no doubt as to the manager’s future.

“We are comfortable and relaxed,” he said in relation to a new contract for the Frenchman. “Arsene will be extending with us and at the right time we’ll announce it.”

It’s hardly a secret, but with Wenger still to publicly confirm his decision, this confirmation from Gazidis is about as official as it gets.

He was also keen to stress that the PUMA money would be used to strengthen the team, saying, “This money will be available from the summer for the manager to spend.”

Of course, if you know money is coming there are ways of budgeting for that if you want to spend earlier, but it remains to be seen if the club will do business in January.

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