Despite uncertainty reigning over the future of Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has refused to get on the train to China. It has been rumoured that the 67-year-old Frenchman is the subject of a massive deal that will see him coach in the Chinese Super League, which will see him earn double of what Pep Guardiola currently earns at Manchester City.
Arsenal have bordered on being amazing and ridiculous this season, and there have been increasing calls for him to step down at the end of the season, when his current deal at The Emirates expires at the end of the season.
Arsenal have seen their faint title hopes fade as a result of bad results, which is prompting Wenger to have a rethink about his future.
He has been quietly disappointed with the manner at which some of the club’s loyal fans have turned on him, and may be willing to leave if the season ends on another frustrating note. Wenger himself has stated that he will not retire at the moment, as he still believes he has four more years in management, be it at Arsenal or somewhere else.
The Chinese league is attracting a host of top players in Europe with the mammoth wages on offer, and could tempt any manager with the limitless transfer budget and spending power.
The board will not want Wenger to leave under a cloud, as they don’t want the uncertainty that happened at Old Trafford after Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the club to occur at the club and are quietly talking about replacements, with the likes of Thomas Tuchel, Max Allegro and Diego Simeone being mentioned to take over the reins of the 13-time English champions.