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Arsene Wenger has admitted he is not prepared to retire at the end of the season, giving us a bit of hope that we can persuade him to sign a contract extension.
Wenger’s contract at Arsenal expires at the end of the season but the French man has refused to open talks over a contract extension, insisting he wants to wait until the end of the season.
His decision to put contract talks on hold has thrown his future in doubt with some reports even suggesting the French man who clocked sixty-seven on Saturday could take up an administrative role Arsenal.
But the boss has now revealed he is scared of retirement and wants to continue as a manager for a long time despite being the oldest boss in the Premier League.
“Am I frightened of stopping? Yes of course because I’ll miss what I love, Wenger said about the prospect of retiring.
“Nobody lives a whole life by being motivated by the next game, stops suddenly and goes to church every day.
“If God exists, one day I will go up there and he will ask ‘do you want to come in? What have you done in your life?’.
“And the only answer I will have is ‘I tried to win football games.’ He will say ‘is that all you have done?’ and the only answer I will have is ‘it’s not as easy as it looks.’
“I never liked the retirement word. We are there to be active and to fight. Life is no other issue than to fight until the last day of your life as much as you can.”
Wenger’s comments will come as a big boost to as many of us who wants him to stay beyond the current campaign. Club chiefs have not hidden their desire to keep him and has already drawn out a two-year deal which is under lock and key at Stan Kroenke’s office.
The boss’ comment is a big hint that he could sign a new deal and it will definitely delight everyone associated with Arsenal. However, he will have to focus on helping us build on our impressive start to the season for now.