Ahead of his 1000th game in charge of the Gunners, Goal.com are reporting that Arsene Wenger has all-but signed a new 2-year contract extension with Arsenal.
Goal, whose creditability is often questioned, report:
The Gunners boss has agreed to a two-year contract extension on the same £7.5 million-a-year terms as his current agreement after turning down a substantial pay rise.
Arsene Wenger rejected a £1 million-a-year pay hike before committing to extending his Arsenal contract.
Should the story prove accurate, Arsenal fans will be hugely relieved and impressed.
After a terrible start to the season that had Arsenal fans baying for Wenger’s blood after an opening day home defeat to Aston Villa, the Frenchman has turned around the Gunners’ season in. Not only are the Gunners still in the title hunt, but they are favourites to end their trophy drought in the FA Cup.
Despite achieving relative success this campaign, Wenger, whose contract expires at the end of the year has turned down the chance of a £1m-a-year pay rise. When does that ever happen in football?
It’s worth noting that Wenger remains the top earner at the club, with his £145,000-a-week salary eclipsing that of Mesut Ozil, who earns £130,000 a week.