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Arsenal confident Arsene Wenger will reject PSG

Wenger is out of contract next summer. (©GettyImages)
Wenger is out of contract next summer. (©GettyImages).

Arsenal reportedly believe Arsene Wenger will reject the overtures of Paris Saint-Germain this summer and honour his contract, which is set to expire at the end of next season.

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal are set to begin talks with their manager to determine his future beyond the terms of his current deal, and are confident he will still be with the club in 2014.

Reports on early on Tuesday claimed there is a clause in Wenger's contract that will allow him to leave the club with one year remaining on his deal, but this assertion has since been dismissed.

Wenger said following Arsenal's draw with Manchester United on Sunday that he intends to honour his agreement with the Gunners, although the response of the Gunners boss has been deemed relatively ambiguous.

"First of all, I don’t know too much about what’s been said about me. Then I’m concentrating on the next game and the next season," Wenger explained. "At the end of my contract I’ll see what I can do. I’ve always respected my contracts. I can’t see why that should change."

The interest in his signature from Paris Saint-Germain, however, is reported to be genuine with Carlo Ancelotti set to leave the Parc des Princes at the end of the season, despite the club's position as French champions elect.

Ancelotti's expected destination is Real Madrid, and Wenger has been identified as his ideal successor by PSG, with French newspaper Le Parisen claiming Wenger will meet with club representatives next week.

Wenger, though, is expected to stay with Arsenal beyond the summer, and be handed a substantial transfer kitty to reinforce his squad in time for next season.

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