Arsene Wenger has, it seems, confirmed he’s going to stay at Arsenal and sign a new contract.
Speaking to French television, Wenger was asked about his future and said, “Look, I have said that many times already, I have given my word to this club and that I want to continue where I am.
“That means to stay.”
While it’s clear that the manager’s intentions are to sign a new deal and continue with the club he’s been with since 1996, the fact he hasn’t signed yet is an indication that he knows his future is dependent on what happens between now and the end of the season.
Arsenal are chasing a top four place and the FA Cup final gives them the chance at their first trophy since 2005, and it seems Wenger’s decision will be influenced by what happens there.
The Frenchman has gone on record to say he would assess his situation based on whether or not he feels the club have made progress. A trophy and a top four position would provide that, anything less is open to serious questioning.
And The Times are reporting that Monaco are seeking to take advantage of his contract situation by offering him a massive deal to replace Claudio Ranieri in the summer.
It doesn’t look as if anything is cut and dried at this point.