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Arsene Wenger is making plans for the next TEN years at Arsenal

Date Posted,March 31, 2017

Arsene Wenger says he is making plans to stay for another 10 years.

But before some Arsenal fans go into complete meltdown, Wenger says laying down long-term foundations is the only way to run a football club.

However, it is clear that the 67-year-old is preparing to sign a new £8m-a-year contract to at least keep him at the Emirates until 2019 as he insisted he can reinvent himself and be successful again.

Wenger is helping to oversee the biggest revolution of his 21-year reign with a realisation at the club that major changes are needed to keep pace with their Premier League rivals.

Gunners boss Wenger is already looking at big summer targets with Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette top of his wish list, the club want a new academy boss and, in the long term, a director of football.

The master plan is for Wenger to help rebuild the club in the next two years of his contract and get it ready for a successor to take charge when he eventually retires.

Wenger is making long-term plans at the Emirates (Photo: PA)
Wenger is under huge pressure at the Emirates (Photo: REUTERS)
The Frenchman has overseen a spell of awful form for the Gunners (Photo: REUTERS)

It has all been agreed privately, they must choose their moment to announce it publicly but Wenger admits that he faces one of the toughest battles of his career to convince everyone it is the right move.

Despite the public uncertainty of his own position, Wenger insists the planning is going ahead for next season and potential signings will not be put off.

When asked if he was planning for the new campaign, Wenger said: “Yes of course. But again, I told you, do I stay two months or ten years? I plan to do my job exactly the same.

“We are always honest and when you speak with people you are always honest. Arsenal is a world brand today, respected all over the world, and the Arsenal name is bigger than my name.

“That’s more important. You don’t come to Arsene Wenger, you come to Arsenal.

“You try to ask yourself how to get to the next level, where you can improve, what can you work on. I have done that since I was a kid.

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