Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has stated that Arsene Wenger will continue as the North London club’s manager for as long as he is healthy and wants to, as per The Mirror.
The veteran French head coach is heading into his 20th consecutive season in charge of the Gunners and is the Premier League’s longest serving manager.
With the club not putting forward a title challenge for a number of seasons, a section of the Emirates Stadium faithful have been calling for a change in leadership in recent years.
However, it appears that Wenger will dictate when he leaves the North London club, with Gazidis claiming that the Arsenal hierarchy have full faith in their current boss.
“He’s been incredibly important for us,” Gazidis stated.
“You never know but he’s in great health and he’s doing incredibly well. He’s full of energy and enthusiasm, his hunger is still there, and I’d never put an end-date on it.
“He’s also been a passionate supporter of the club, in a sense a fan of the club. He’s put the club’s progress and development above his own personal interest.
“We believe we have the right man in the club and we’re very pleased that he’s full of health and willing to carry us forward.”
Arsenal have won the FA Cup in the last two campaigns but the supporter base are keen to see the side challenge for the Premier League title and European honours.
Many believe that the acquisition of Petr Cech this summer could be a telling factor in the club’s search for prolonged success.