Arsenal fans hoping to see Arsene Wenger leave the club this summer will have to wait a little longer as the Frenchman has hinted that he could be ready to leave the club in 2017 when his current contract expires, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Mirror reports that this week’s AGM was one of the angriest of his 19-year tenure, with a number of shareholders expressing their frustrations at the club’s lack of transfer activity over the summer as well as their less than satisfactory results in Europe so far this term.
“I am resolute to commit absolutely until the last day of my contract to bring back big success to this club, and leave as well one day in a position where it can do even better when I leave,” Wenger said.
“That is for me very important that I leave the club in the shape that the guy who comes after me can do better.
“The responsibility on my shoulders is much bigger. I know what it means for people. I know how sad people are when we don’t do well, I know how sad people are when we lose a game.”
The report also reveals that Wenger is presently on an £8m-per-year deal that comes to an end at the conclusion of the 2016/17 season, and he has hinted that the time could be right for him to step aside and leave his legacy for the next manager to take over.