Arsene Wenger is not Arsenal and they are not one and the same thing, so says Arsenal chief executive, Ivan Gazidis.
Wenger’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has been strongly linked with the England job. He has also given suggestions he won’t mind the Three Lions’ job by refusing to rule himself out, and also saying he will not be rushed into signing a new deal at the Emirates.
But Gazidis said: “Arsenal is not Arsene Wenger. They’re not one in the same thing,” he was quoted by the Daily Mirror.
“He’s been clear and we’ve always been clear, that’s a mutual decision as to how long he’ll continue.
“Both need to be on the same page on that. In a football sense, he has transformed the club.”
Wenger celebrated his 20th anniversary at the club last week, and his Arsenal side have been in remarkable form and remain unbeaten after the opening day loss at home to Liverpool, as they currently sit third in the Premier League and are just two points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
Gazidis insisted the north Londoners remain relaxed about Wenger’s future and are in no hurry.