DUBLIN: ARSENAL BOARD SHOULD FORCE WENGER TO SIGN PLAYERS

There are reports in England that Arsenal long-time manager Arsene Wenger has a contract drawn up by the club already to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium farther.


The French manager has refused to confirm if he would exit Arsenal at the end of the season though he has mentioned that retirement was out of the option.

There is a lot of grievance towards the manager over his perceived stance on the transfer market. Funny enough analyses reveal that Wenger’s expenses on talents in the last two transfer windows are slightly higher than that of their competitors.

Sol Campbell says he believes Wenger will renew his deal with the club at the end of the year while Dion Dublin opines that Wenger should be forced to spend money on players this summer.

“I would say keep hold of Mr Wenger, give him some money to spend. Yes, he’s had it. I know, but give him some money to spend, force him to spend it, make him bring young players in and Arsenal can challenge,” Dublin advised.

As the guessing game continues and as the season progresses, Sam Allardyce claimed Wenger does not feel obligated to speak on his future. Fans protested at the Emirates as the Gunners hosted West Ham United in the Premier League on Wednesday. The fans stayed away from their seat until the 13th minute, signifying the number of years they have been waiting to win the Premier League.

Allardyce claimed the protests were “the norm”, describing it as regular criticism a manager faces.

The 3-0 victory over the Hammers calmed the nerves as Arsenal face a tough task of making the top four this term. Finishing out of the top four this year would increase the pressure but Wenger would likely remain at the London club.