Writing in the Daily Mirror football correspondent John Cross claims that manager Arsene Wenger is ready to sign a new contract at the Emirates and has plans for a new era at Arsenal after he goes out and gets some big summer signings.
The Gunners boss has left no doubt that he will be remaining at the club as he lines up new players to challenge for the title next season.
The 64-year-old manager had kept fans guessing as to whether or not he would sign a new contract despite already given the board a verbal yes that he will be staying.
The Frenchman has been told that he has £70 million plus to spend and he intends to spend it all knowing that he must strengthen the squad in many areas including right-back a midfield general and a top striker.
Wenger blames the clubs dip in form to injuries and knows that he must have a larger squad if Arsenal is to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.
One striker Wenger likes is Bayern Munich’s Croatian international Mario Mandzukic who could be available, while he is at the same time looking for a replacement for Bacary Sagna who looks destined to leave following his refusal to sign a new contract.
Wenger is also looking for a replacement for Mikel Arteta and is determined to get a strong physical type player for the job.
Other players on Wengers radar include Manchester United’s Tom Cleverly and Real Sociedad’s Antoine Griezmann.
Wenger is expected to sign his new contract after the FA Cup final and will then hit the transfer market looking to get all the clubs business done before the World Cup kicks off on June 12th.