The Arsenal hierarchy want Arsene Wenger to decide his future by the end of the month.
Wenger’s current deal is set to expire this summer and although the Frenchman has kept quiet about his future, it’s now believed the club’s board has set a deadline for the 67-year-old.
Speaking on his future ahead of the trip to Liverpool on Saturday, Wenger said on his future:
“No decision has been made and there is no need to come back on to that at the moment. I have been here for 20 years and had many opportunities to leave.
“I don’t need to convince anyone – my preference has always been Arsenal.
“I am not looking for jobs at other clubs, or from other people.
“The club is free to make the decision it wants – and I will respect that.”
It’s thought Wenger has been offered a new two-year deal to remain in charge of the Gunners which would see him earn £10million-a-year. However, he has yet to commit.
The Frenchman has admitted that whether it be at Arsenal, he will manage next season. Luis Enrique has recently confirmed that he will not be in charge of Barcelona next season and Wenger has been linked with the job.
The uncertainty surrounding Wenger has led to Gunners chiefs demanding an answer from the Frenchman at the end of the month so they can plan for next season and beyond.
Several managers have been touted as Wenger’s possible replacement this summer which include the likes of Jorge Sampaoli, Max Allegrie, Eddie Howe, Diego Simeone and Ralph Hasenhuttl.
The quicker Wenger resolves his future, the better for all.