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Arsenal set to offer Arsene Wenger new contract as they bid to end seven-year wait for silverware

‘It’s not a sense of sentimentalism, not a reward for our services, it’s a belief that we have an incredible manager who loves this club and is the best man to lead us forward,’ Gazidis told The Daily Mirror.

Ivan Gazidis will be keen to continue with his manager who is currently contracted until 2014.




Arsene Wenger ready for title challenge

 Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are ready to challenge for honours and are stronger now than they were last summer.

 Although speculation continues to swirl around the future of captain and leading goalscorer   Robin van Persie, with Manchester United reported to be stepping up attempts to sign him –  Wenger has hailed the strength of his squad.

Also there is Speculation Alex Song could depart the club to join Barcelona however – the  French boss insisted that no contact had been made between the two clubs and hit out at reports  in the Spanish media.

“There’s nothing going on with Song,” Wenger is quoted as saying by The Sun. “There’s nothing in that.

“Song has three years on his contract, he’s not in the same situation as Robin van Persie.

“In Spain the newspapers are not really serious. We’ve had the experience of that. We’ve never had any contact with anybody from Barcelona”.

The Frenchman saw Arsenal brush Cologne aside in a 4-0 friendly win on Sunday and said summer signings Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla, coupled with the expected return to fitness of midfielder Jack Wilshere after a long injury lay-off, would lift the Gunners in the hunt for trophys.

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