It’s news that most Arsenal fans have been dreading. While not official yet, it seems like it’s only a matter of time until the club confirms that Arsene Wenger will be sticking around – perhaps for two more years.
Director of football concerns
Despite being on course to miss out on Champions League football for the first time in 20 years, the Arsenal board still believe that Wenger is the man to take them forward. He’ll still be calling the shots.
The club have even decided against appointing a director of football due to Wenger’s reluctance to engage in a power struggle over signings. They’re likely to hire someone to help out with transfers but under a different title.
Wenger voiced his concerns at his press conference on Friday: “Director of football is a guy who makes the decisions that normally are down to the manager. That means selection of players, buying and all matters that concern the functioning of the team on a daily basis. Of course, we can need help to become better.
“I am always open to open that. I am always open to things that improve the quality and the future of the club. After that, you have to see if it’s really efficient because the titles do not always make you better.”
Arsenal face Everton on Sunday needing a win and hoping that Liverpool or Man City slip up.
Otherwise, it’s the Europa League and a big hello to Thursday nights.