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Wenger hints at new Arsenal deal

January 17, 2014
By Kevin Palmer

Arsene Wenger has suggested he has come to a decision over his long-term future, but he is not ready to reveal whether he will sign another contract to continue as Arsenal manager.

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Reports earlier this week claimed Wenger, who has been in charge of the club since 1996, had agreed to extend his 17-year reign as Arsenal boss beyond the end of his current contract, which is due to expire at the end of this season.

When asked whether his uncertain future will be an issue should he look to add players during the transfer window, Wenger’s answer was clear on Friday.

“No,” he replied at his prematch news conference ahead of Saturday's meeting with Fulham. “I will talk to them [possible signings], don’t worry.

“There is always a point where you have to decide [on a new contract], of course. There is a point where you have to decide and there is a point where you have to make your decision public. You can take of that sentence what you want.”

There is also positive news over the contract talks involving Arsenal defenders Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna, with Wenger suggesting new deals for both may be within touching distance.

“We are making good progress and hopefully we can announce something soon,” Wenger said.

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