Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick have confirmed that the decision over the future of manager Arsene Wenger will be mutual and will be revealed at the right moment as they have club’s long-term interests at heart.
The 66-year old have been under scrutiny after a huge dip of form by the Gunners and the fans have called the Frenchman to step down at the end of the season.
Arsenal has recently lost 10-2 to Bayern Munich on aggregate in the Champions League and have crashed out of the elite competition at the same stage for the seventh consecutive season. The Gunners have also lost against the likes of Watford, Chelsea and Liverpool in the Premier League which has put their campaign in jeopardy.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that the fans’ opinion could play a part in his decision about the future at the club as the fans made protests outside Emirates Stadium after their 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich in Champions League, their heaviest in the iconic stadium till date.
‘We are fully aware of the attention currently focused on the club and understand the debate,’ Keswick told Arsenal’s official website.
‘We respect that fans are entitled to their different individual opinions but we will always run this great football club with its best long-term interests at heart.
‘Arsene has a contract until the end of the season. Any decisions will be made by us mutually and communicated at the right time in the right way.’
Reports suggest that Arsenal has already tabled a contract extension for the Frenchman who has served the club for over two decades now. However, Wenger will need to make a decision whether he should carry or not at the end of the season.
The loss of Wenger could play a huge impact at the club as he possesses more control over the club than any other manager has over their respective clubs.