Arsene Wenger has confirmed his Arsenal future will be decided next week following Saturday’s FA Cup win over Chelsea at Wembley.
The subject of Wenger’s future has dominated the second-half of the season with the 67-year-old’s current deal set to expire this summer.
There have been reports of a two-year deal being offered, however recent speculation has claimed Wenger may have to agree to changes to the way the club is run if he is to remain in charge.
Speaking after Saturday’s fabulous win over Chelsea, Wenger has revealed a decision should be announced some time next week.
“We’ll have a meeting and on Wednesday or Thursday it will be clearer,” Wenger told the BBC.
He also revealed his pride at becoming the first manager in history to win the FA Cup seven times.
“I’m very proud because you see what kind of fight you have when you want to win one and you have to go through all the rounds,” he explained.
“If no one has done it before I’m proud to have done two things that have not been done before, to go through the season unbeaten and to win seven FA cups – it’s not easy believe me.”
Another man who had a day not to forget was Per Mertesacker who was simply brilliant on his first start of the season and Wenger also paid tribute to the German.
“They showed strength, unity and we played spectacular football today again,” he said. “Mertesacker had not played one game but you trust their intelligence and experience, Per has over 100 caps for Germany and he did very well today.”
It’s been a difficult season for Wenger, particularly in recent months, but it’s great to end the season with a trophy and it looks like the saga over whether he will stay or not is finally about to reach it’s long overdue conclusion too.