Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has now confirmed that he will manage a club next season – even if it might not be the Premier League giants Arsenal.
The French manager is facing the heat after a series of lack lustre performances and a 5-1 defeat to European rivals Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 tie has made the situation worse for the Arsenal manager.
And it is now believed that Wenger’s memorable journey with the North London club will finally come to an end after the end of this season.
But Wenger has now accentuated that he has no plans of walking away from the managerial circuit despite going through a difficult period.
When asked whether he had decided about his future, Wenger said: “No matter what happens, I will manage next season. Whether it is here or not, that is for sure.”
“It is important for the club to make the right decision for the future. I did not work here for 20 years not to care.”
It is important for the club to be in safe hands.”
Wenger, who has completed 20 years at Arsenal in October, is yet to start negotiations over a new contract with the Premier League club.
The Gunners bosses are willing to offer the Frenchman a new contract and now it would be interesting to see whether Wenger signs a new deal or moves away to test new waters.
So the question of the hour is where could Arsene Wenger land next season? Here are the five potential options.
Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain have reignited their interest in Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
And this time around the French giants are confident that they can finally rope in their long-term target.
Arsene Wenger has snubbed two offers form the Ligue 1 side PSG in the last 5 years and opted to stay at the Emirates in order to prove his loyalty to the Premier League side Arsenal.
Earlier, Wenger had revealed that PSG had approached him twice within a span of five years. He revealed those previous offers when Arsenal locked horns with PSG in their Champions League group stage opener in September.
And during that time, Wenger had said: Wenger had said: “I have known Sheikh bin Khelaifi for a long time but I always remained loyal to Arsenal.”
“Paris is a city I love in the country I love but I have stayed in England for all this time because Arsenal is a club that has the qualities I like.”
PSG have proved their mettle by sinking Barcelona 4-0 in the last-16 tie of the Champions League under the mentorship of Unai Emery, but their disappointing form in Ligue 1 could see the former Sevilla boss losing his job.
Wenger had proved his mettle as the AS Monaco boss during his successful managerial stint at the Ligue 1 club before joining Arsenal and now it is believed that he could be tempted to return.
AS Monaco has a squad full of talented young players and Wenger would like to capitalise upon the golden opportunity of clinching a title in his home country.
If we ponder upon Wenger’s age, a move to the International circuit seems to be the most feasible option, where the Frenchman would find it easier due to a less hectic schedule.
Les Blues would be willing to bank upon the opportunity and rope in a manager of Wenger’s stature, even if not by replacing current boss Didier Deschamps, but alongside him as a mentor.
The cash-rich Chinese Super league has already lured away top-notch players and managers and it is believed that they would break the bank again to secure the services of Arsene Wenger.
A tempting offer from China could convince Wenger to test new waters in the Chinese Super League and he already has the experience of the game style in the Far East after a successful managerial spell with Nagoya Grampus Eight.
5) Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane has worked wonders after taking charge at Real Madrid – with already a Champions League title to his name in his debut campaign itself.
However, club president Florentino Perez loves to splurge the clash and what can be more special a cause than landing Wenger at the Bernabeu after years of futile attempts?