Arsene Wenger future at Arsenal expected to be made clear on Tuesday
May 30 2017 by Marjorie Miles
The Frenchman will be present, as he always is, as will the majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, his son Josh, the chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, the chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, the directors Ken Friar and Lord Harris of Peckham and the club secretary, David Miles. Luckily there is no World Cup or Euro competition, and with our participation in the Europa League we should be playing earlier than all the other Top Six teams, who are all going to the Champions League.
Wenger, 67, is out of contract at the end of June and uncertainty continues to hang over his position at the Emirates Stadium following Saturday's FA Cup final victory against Chelsea at Wembley - a success which secured a record 13th FA Cup for Arsenal and a seventh for Wenger since his arrival as manager in 1996.
"It has given a bit of momentum for the club and for the fans to go into next season full of hope and I hope we can have a better year next year".
"It's very important to analyse very well our season. We will try again next year", he added. Arsenal could have scored two or three more goals in the first stanza against an out-of-sorts Chelsea outfit, but they were unable to bury their chances. "This season we won the league and we start next season as champions", he said.
The 26-year-old went down in the box anticipating a tackle from Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but as the challenge never came, he was made to look stupid and referee Anthony Taylor promptly sent him off. For the trust from my team-mates and my manager because being sidelined for such a long time, I suffered a lot this season because you want to contribute on the pitch. For sure, it is not a good situation to dive, it is true. "When I look around that dressing room and training with the boys week-in, week-out... when we put in unbelievable performances then I know we are capable of that", the Ox said.