Arsenal are reportedly planning to give manager Arsene Wenger a lifeline, an extension to his present contract as a reward for the Gunner’s steady start to this season.
Arsenal are now placed at the top of the league table with a comprehensive 2-1 victory against Everton on Saturday after putting an end to Bayern Munich’s 100 per cent winning start to this season as Wenger’s men defeated the Bavarian outfit by 2-0 margin to reignite the Champions League campaign earlier this week.
According to the The Mirror’s report, the 66-year-old French manager will be rewarded for giving Arsenal a confident start to premier league campaign. The new deal said to be a two-year extension to his current contract expiring in 2017. The British media outlet also claims, the Frenchman also been given assurance that he will be boosted with enough money if he plans to bolster his squad in the winter transfer window.
Arsenal haven’t been able to win a league silverware under Arsene Wenger for last 11 years, although they won the FA Cup for a second consecutive campaign last May.
Earlier the scenario was completely different. Arsenal were reportedly decided to bring back former captain Patrick Vieira to Emirates to succeed Arsene Wenger. As a matter of fact, Vieira has three Premier League titles under the Frenchman and was famous for captaining the side that brought so much success in 2003-04, when the Gunners recorded the league win with no defeats in 38 matches.
The former French midfielder is presently holding a contract at his last club Manchester City, where he is now working with the reserve and youth squads after retiring in 2011.
But The Sunday People is claiming Arsenal are keen on bringing back their former star with a chance to take over the managerial post from his former coach when the 66-year-old veteran announces his retirement.
Vieira was earlier linked with Newcastle United to take over the managerial post before Steve McClaren was appointed last summer. Last month the former Arsenal star was also rumoured to be on Sunderland’s wishlist to succeed Dick Advocaat.
The 39-year-old Frenchman played 407 matches for Arsenal between 1996 and 2005 before moving on to Inter Milan.