Tuesday 18 September 2018

Keown contradicts Wright on Wenger exit

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Martin Keown believes that Arsene Wenger wants to stay and will be given one more season by the Arsenal hierarchy of he asks for it.

"My gut feeling is that he'll stay and then it's really how long he'll stay for," said Keown.

"I imagine he'll be given more time but I think maybe only one more season. Then the club can row back from that if they need to.

"If he was to win the Champions League or the (Premier) League they could look at extending it again," he said.

"He has to help the club decide when the right moment is," he added.

Last Friday, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright said Wenger will leave the club at the end of the season.

"I was with the boss last night, and if I'm going to be totally honest, I get the impression that that's it," the 53-year-old said.

"I was with him for a few hours. He didn't say to me, 'I'm leaving at the end of the season', but I get the impression, looking at him, that that's it."

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