By Felix Law.
Arsene Wenger has been offered a new contract by the Arsenal board according to Goal.com which will keep him at the club beyond his 20 years as his existing contract is bound to expire in the summer.
Le’ Professeur has declined to extend his contract at present instead he is opting to wait until the end of the season to see the best decision to make, as per Goal. It had already been reported by ESPN that Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was considered and even approached on the chances of succeeding Wenger come next season which now seems highly unlikely considering Wenger’s likelihood of signing an extension.
The Frenchman is Arsenal’s longest serving coach having joined the North London club on September 22 1996 from Japanese club Nagoya Grampus where he won the Emperor Cup and Japanese Super Cup in his one-year stay at the club.
Under Wenger, Arsenal have not only won the English Premier League thrice, we have also won the FA Cup six times making Wenger the most successful coach in the competition along with George Ramsey. Wenger also led Arsenal to the Champions League final in 2006 which we lost to a Ronaldinho inspired Barcelona in Paris.
This is not all as the Frenchman holds the record of coaching the club (Arsenal) with the longest unbeaten run having gone 49 games unbeaten in the league surpassing Nottingham Forest’s 42 games and also Preston North End’s unbeaten league form set 115 years previously.
Even with all our records, several fans of Arsenal will be glad to see his back considering his failure to win the EPL in recent years, which saw Arsenal go nine years without a trophy before their FA Cup win in 2014 which the retained last season.
Whether on not, Wenger extends his contract is a story for another day but one thing is clear and that is : Arsene Wenger is the most successful manager in Arsenal’s history.