Some of you may like this, some of you won’t, but it is being reported that Arsene Wenger will receive an extra £2million-a-year should he sign the two-year contract offered to him by Arsenal.
With Wenger’s contract set to expire over the summer, the Arsenal board are desperate to keep hold of the Frenchman and, last month, the offer was tabled.
Wenger has come under severe criticism this season from supporters of the club and pundits alike, with many believing the Frenchman should walk away when his existing deal expires.
The 67-year-old has insisted recently that he will continue managing, but has yet to decide whether it will be at Arsenal or not.
The Telegraph suggests the Frenchman’s salary will rise by 25% should he sign the new deal, and will earn £10million-a-year rather than his current £8million-a-year, putting him in the same earning bracket as Jose Mourinho.
Wenger has said that he will decide on his future in the next two months, but it looks increasingly likely that he will put pen to paper on the contract offered to him. Why you ask? Well firstly, would you turn down £10million-a-year deal? Secondly, he is achieving his goals at the club – a top four spot and possibly a FA Cup triumph. And finally, the board are continuing to line their pockets as Wenger continues to deliver club profits.