Arsenal CEO needs ‘time’ for Arsene Wenger’s contract

Arsene Wenger's contract with Arsenal expires at the end of this season, his 21st year with the club.

By: AP | Vatican City | Published:October 6, 2016 8:53 pm
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Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis says the team will deal with manager Arsene Wenger’s future “in our own way and in our own time.”

Wenger’s contract expires at the end of this season, his 21st year with the club.

Speaking on the sidelines of a Vatican conference on faith and sport, Gazidis tells The Associated Press “he’s been clear and we’ve always been clear, that’s a mutual decision as to how long he’ll continue. Both need to be on the same page on that.”

For many fans, the 66-year-old Wenger has been the only manager they’ve ever known at Arsenal.

Gazidis says “Arsenal is not Arsene Wenger. They’re not one in the same thing. … In a football sense, he has transformed the club.”

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