According to Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger’s 16-year reign as Arsenal manager is under increasing pressure after Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round defeat at Sunderland – and the revelation that Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola could replace him in the summer.
Senior sources at Arsenal have indicated that plans are being discussed to move the Frenchman into the boardroom after another season of disappointment looks certain to condemn the club to missing out on a trophy for the seventh year running.
‘I can’t be at such a demanding club without being certain that I have the strength to do it,’ said Guardiola on Saturday night, in response to questions about a new contract.
Arsenal are also aware that there is likely to be a limited window in which they could lure Guardiola from Barcelona, while his contract situation there remains uncertain.
‘I still don’t have it clear in mind. When I am sure then the club will know. To renew my contract, I have to feel it. We have been together for four years and the decision needs to be thought out thoroughly.
‘I feel that it is better to have a bit more time. If that is okay then fine, if not then too bad. I have to be true to myself.’
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