After weeks of speculation, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said after Saturday’s 3-1 away loss to West Bromwich Albion that he has made his decision regarding his future at the club. According to the Sunday Express, Wenger has decided to renew his contract for another year. It is reported that Arsenal originally offered Wenger a two-year deal but the two sides compromised with one.
Despite Arsenal fans growing increasingly unhappy with Wenger as Arsenal has lost six out of its last nine games, the long-time manager is reluctant to leave after 21 years at the helm.
Arsenal fans have been disgruntled with Wenger and boardroom staff due to both the and a large portion of them are calling for him to resign or at the very least, leave the club at season’s end. During Saturday’s match, planes with both anti and pro-Wenger statements were flown over the stadium, joining the banners that have become fan staples of late.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri was originally rumored to have the Arsenal job locked up, with reports from Italy stating that he was all but set to join the North London side at the end of the season. If Wenger does in fact renew his contract, Allegri could end up either renewing his contract at Juventus or replacing Luis Enrique at Barcelona.