Wenger relaxed over contract

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists there should be no concerns over a delay in signing a new contract at the club.

Last Updated: 01/12/13 at 11:04 Post Comment

Arsene Wenger: The Arsenal manager is relaxed about delays in signing a contract

Arsene Wenger: The Arsenal manager is relaxed about delays in signing a contract

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The 64-year-old Gunners boss, the longest-serving manager in English football, has been offered an extension to his current deal, which expires at the end of the season.

But no deal has yet been completed, and Wenger maintains he is focused only on Saturday's game at Cardiff City and the opportunity that represents for his team to move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

When asked if the negotiations would be concluded by Christmas, Wenger said: "Why? Do you treat that as a present?

"I said many times, that people don't need to question my commitment to this club.

"I can just reiterate what I said at the start of the season - I want to feel that I do well, and focus on that."

Wenger added: "I am relaxed about the situation. What is important is that the players have the support, to focus on the target which is to do well in every single game."

Saturday's trip to Cardiff represents a return to the club where Aaron Ramsey started his career before a £5m move to the Gunners in 2008.

Ramsey has been one of Arsenal's key men this season, scoring 13 goals from midfield, and Wenger feels the 22-year-old can get even better.

"He is a young player and there is a lot more to come from him," said Wenger. "There is no limitation to his development, he can be a complete midfielder. Efficient defensively, efficient offensively, that is what real footballer players are.

"I saw him on tape when he played with Cardiff. The first time I met him was in Switzerland, with his parents, when he had a choice to make and I was at the European Championships.

"After, he decided to come and join us and the rest you know. I expect him to continue to improve, of course."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Indian Super League: Alessandro Del Piero to play for Delhi Dynamos franchise

Alessandro Del Piero will play for the Delhi Dynamos and will take up an ambassadorial role in the Indian Super League

Transfer news: West Brom closing on deal for winger Sebastian Blanco

West Brom are close to agreeing a deal to sign winger Sebastián Blanco, according to Sky sources.

Women's football: Wolfsburg captain Nadine Kessler named Best Women’s Player in Europe

Wolfsburg captain Nadine Kessler has been named Best Women’s Player in Europe at an awards ceremony in Monaco

Mail Box

Don't Forget Chelsea Also Need A Striker

With Diego Costa struggling for fitness, one Chelsea fan pipes up in the mailbox to remind us that the Blues also need a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney as captain...

A United Fan Happy To See Welbeck Go

One United fan doesn't understand all the fuss over Danny Welbeck, while we also have mails on Arsenal being Arsenal, curious transfers and how to pronounce 'Gaal'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property