Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is in no hurry to open proper discussions over a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger's current contract is set to expire in June 2014 and it was widely expected that negotiations would have started by now.
Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 and has since then guided the North London club to several successful years. However, the club's fortunes have plunged of late as there has been a trophy drought that has lasted for eight years and counting.
With the club having failed to win a trophy in that time, there have been calls from different quarters for Wenger to be given the boot but the Gunners boss has continued to enjoy the strong support and backing of the Arsenal board.
However, that could have changed as the club's failure to open talks over a new contract with Wenger could be viewed as the club finally running out of patience with the manager. Wenger may have been given the final opportunity this season to win silverware for the club or be shown the door.
The French tactician - who has had an illustrious career with Arsenal - has consistently struggled over the past eight years to get his young and relatively inexperienced lads to produce the results that could earn them a trophy.
This situation has consistently called in to question Wenger's current youth system which seems not to have had the desired effect.
Arsenal fans have even grown angry and impatient over his continuous trust in youth rather than experienced players and some have repeatedly called for his sacking.
Although Wenger seems to have shifted ground of late with the signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a club-record £42.5 million deal, the end may be in sight for 'Le Professeur' if he fails this time around.
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