Arsene Wenger reportedly set to stay at Arsenal

Posted March 20, 2017

German newspaper Bild reported late on Sunday that Tuchel has been contacted by Arsenal as they prepare for the possibility that Wenger could leave the club at the end of the season. Wenger told him he meant to stay on after Arsenal's 3-1 defeat at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

It had been thought that the experienced manager had made a decision to step down, but according to The Mirror, Wenger wants to stay with the Gunners and will put pen to paper on an extension to his current deal, which expires this summer.

Arsenal duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are both expected to report for global duty despite injury concerns, a source has told ESPN FC.

That's because the 67-year-old told West Brom boss Tony Pulis that he will be staying following their loss at the Hawthorns.

"I will think he is the greatest manager Arsenal have ever had".

Instead, they claimed that Wenger meant to stay on at the club for another year. "If you're asking me what Arsenal should or shouldn't do I'm the wrong person".

Pulis told the media on Saturday when asked to speculate on Wenger's future, "I'll be surprised if he goes". The change in Wenger's mood was familiar for the staff as they noticed a similar change in Wenger's mood when he signed his previous deal in 2014.

Wenger said on the weekend: "It will not necessarily be linked with that [Champions League qualification] because I've done the top four 20 times". 'It's not the last result that will decide what I will do. "That to me is far more important than my future".

"If they finished outside the top four it would be a nightmare but it might give him the best chance of winning the Premier League, just look at Chelsea and how well they've done without Champions League football". 'That means that they know, ' Wenger said tersely.