BBC’s Ornstein gives interesting update on Arsenal’s deal for Frenchman
Reliable BBC journalist David Ornstein has revealed when the Arsenal board will be hearing about Arsene Wenger’s decision regarding a new deal at the club following his meeting with Stan Kroenke today.
The future of the Arsenal manager has been questioned by many following his team’s failure to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title last season.
But after Saturday’s FA Cup triumph, certain rumours have suggested that the Frenchman is set to sign a new two-year deal at the club.
However, Ornstein has cleared up the situation as it stands, revealing that Wenger and the club’s owner held a meeting today even though a deal is yet to be signed.
“Manager Arsene Wenger held a crucial meeting with Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke on Monday, at which the Frenchman’s future was expected to be decided.” Ornstein wrote
“The outcome is unclear but the decision rests solely with Wenger and Kroenke and will be relayed to directors at a Tuesday board meeting.
“Even on Monday morning it was not known if he would extend a deal that expires this summer or leave after 21 years.
“Fresh terms were agreed in principle some months ago, but nothing is signed.
“Wenger’s preference has always been to stay, but the determining factor was how he believed the atmosphere around the club would be affected by him doing so.”