It’s tempting to think that Arsene Wenger’s future is finally sorted once and for all.
The Frenchman has committed to another two years in charge of Arsenal, per the BBC, after talks with the board on Tuesday.
Le Professeur may have been able to capitalise on the feel-good atmosphere around the club following victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Yet, the reality is that it is only his immediate future which is clear. Within another 12 months, we will be back to square one and his next move will once again be a subject of fierce debate.
The Daily Mail suggest that while he has been allowed to stay on as he wanted to, Wenger was given a number of conditions.
The most significant one relates to transfers. It’s claimed they have warned Wenger to stop dithering when it comes to bringing in players, as they feel his lack of urgency has cost the club in the past.
The Arsenal hierarchy want to follow Manchester City’s example and get their business done early instead of leaving everything to the last minute.
The uncertainty surrounding Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil makes it all the more pivotal that Wenger starts identifying potential replacements quickly now that his own future has at least been cleared up.