Tony Adams calls on Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal
- Author: Julie Sanders May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 4:58
Wenger's future was the subject of intense speculation during the season, with a section of disgruntled fans and pundits calling for the long-serving Frenchman to leave.
Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke will have to address the takeover bid made by Alisher Usmanov last month, and is expected to reiterate his long-term commitment to the club.
The saga is now approaching a conclusion, with Arsenal's final act of 2016-17 seeing them lift the FA Cup, but their manager is still giving little way as an official announcement draws ever closer.
"Our season was incredible to win the league in this way, it was great but now it's important to look forward and to restart", he added.
Wenger took over at Arsenal in 1996 and has since won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups - the latter a record for a single manager.
His wedding came a day after he was given the marching order in Chelsea's 2-1 loss to Arsenal I the FA Cup final which ended his season on a sour note.
But Wenger and Arsenal must now start planning for what will happen after Wenger goes, in case these two years are his last at the club. That has never been done so I will keep this one.
"For me, the contract does not have special meaning but, because of the debate, maybe I should have sorted that out earlier".
And Wenger insists he drilled into his players that succeeding against Chelsea was more pertinent than what his own future holds. "We started to play better in the second half and the red card was decisive", he said.
The former Gunners captain told the Guardian: "He said: "I've turned down every club in the world".
"I love my job and I love to win". The more people that write me off, the stronger I get.
And, as news of Wenger's new deal continues to dominate the headlines, it seems the 67-year-old is also on the brink of getting a very Arsene-Wengery type signing over the line to help celebrate his extended stay in North London.
"Outside of the game, I never had any word with any journalist in 20 years when they criticised my decisions and it is the same with the fans".