Arsenal are ready to offer Arsene Wenger a new deal to prevent the Frenchman being snatched up by England, according to The Daily Express.
The 66-year-old has emerged as a leading candidate for the Football Association following Roy Hodgson’s resignation after a disastrous Euro 2016 campaign, which saw the Three Lions exit the competition last weekend at the hands of minnows Iceland.
Wenger celebrates 20 years in charge of the Gunners in August but is entering the final 12 months of his current deal and England’s happiness to wait for the ideal candidate means that they could allow Wenger to see out the remainder of his deal, before he took charge next summer.
However, Arsenal are reluctant to lose their club legend, despite angry fan protests in recent years, and they’re ready to open negotiations regarding a new deal– although they could wait until the new season is underway.
Wenger has endured a difficult few years at Arsenal, with the FA Cup victory in 2014 being the club’s first success since winning the same tournament in 2005 and it’s now been 12 years since Arsenal last lifted the Premier League.