Lineker reveals major wish for Wenger future at Arsenal
By Derek Smithson
Gary Lineker is hoping that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger doesn’t “spoil any legacy” at the club during his next two years at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners confirmed on Wednesday that the Frenchman had signed a new two-year deal to remain as their manger.
His future had come under speculation with his contract expiring at the end of the season, but he has pledged a further two years of service to the north London club.
Wenger has already been in charge for 21 years and been extremely successful with silverware, but they have struggled more recently in the Premier League and European competitions.
A number of Arsenal fans dubbed as the ‘Wenger out’ group were desperate for their manager to leave at the end of the season and have been left furious at the club’s decision.
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He is regarded by most as the club’s greatest ever manager, but Lineker is concerned that could be ruined in the future.
“I hope he doesn’t spoil any kind of legacy or any kind of love an affection that the Arsenal fans have for him by overstaying his welcome,” Lineker told Youtube channel Arsenal Fan TV.
Arsenal will not be in the Champions League next season for the first ever time under Wenger following on from their fifth-placed finish in the Premier League.
They will be competing in the Europa League, the same competition that rivals Manchester United recently won against Ajax.
Gunners fans will be desperate for a league title challenge next year as they have not won the top flight since the 2003/04 season.
In other Arsenal news, Thierry Henry has delivered his verdict on Wenger’s new contract.