Arsenal manager prepared for new deal after new season shake up

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to extend his stay as manager of the North London giants, according to the Sun.

The Frenchman has just 18 months left to run on his current deal at the Emirates and a shock move for outgoing Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has been mooted.

However, with the Gunners within touching distance of a first Premier League crown in over a decade, the 66-year old is understood to be ready commit to a new contract.

A shakeup of the club’s off the field network is thought to be well underway as they gear up for next season.

Their scouting network has undergone a complete overhaul, with chief scout Steve Rowley now promoted to head of the scouting network.

Former Gunners midfielder Steve Morrow will take charge of the youth scouting network at the start of next season.

The man who prompted Leicester City to sign attacking sensation Riyad Mahrez for less than half a million, Steve Walsh, has also been linked with joining the new-look team behind the scenes.

The report suggests such a change off the field is an example of Wenger’s micro-managing, with his appetite still there for long the haul.