Arsene Wenger will keep his job with the Arsenal even if the club fails to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
According to several reports Wenger continues to maintain the unequivocal support of majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and the teams directors.
Wenger is currently under contract through the 2014 season. According to reports the team is ready to offer him an extension on a contract that has run steady since 1996.
According to the BBC:
“They [management and Wenger] recognize the shortcomings of the team and understand the concern of Arsenal supporters, but the club are adamant they are putting the structures in place to compete with Europe’s biggest teams in the near future.”
The Arsenal are attempting to qualify for next season’s Champions League. The team currently sits at fifth place in the Premier League, four points away from the final qualification spot. To reach a qualify position Arsenal will need to surpass the neighboring Tottenham club.
Arsenal are in desperate need of a trophy, not having won the FA cup since taking down Manchester United in 2005.
The Arsenal had hoped to fare better in a last-16 first-leg loss to Bayern (3-1).
After moving from Highbury to Emerates Stadium in 2006 the Arsenal have been under a tight budget which has stymied their ability to play against Chelsea and Manchester City and their high-profile budgets that have attracted the league’s best talent.
To combat a talent drain and hopefully acquire some new star power the Arsensal have set aside a budget of £70m for summer transfers. The money will be used as part of the clubs rebuilding program.
According to The Independent, while the teams management staff has full confidence in Arsene Wenger, many fans have demanded that he be replaced after possibly extending the teams lack of a trophy to nine years.
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