ARSENE Wenger again refused to be drawn into the ongoing debate about his future when he faced the media ahead of Arsenal’s weekend showdown with Manchester City.
He has already stated, numerous times, that he knows in his own mind what he will do in the summer.
And he was the modicum of restraint when ‘pressed’ again this morning. He will not respond to questions he doesn’t want to answer.
All he is focused on is City at the weekend and the remaining games as the Gunners look to rescue something from a disappointing season.
I love the way Arsene Wenger handles the media; with cool, calm, calculated Gallic charm. We will miss him if he does go. But we don’t think he will. Unfinished business.
Here’s what else the papers are speculating about today – and we rate them accordingly..
Arsenal’s Sunday showdown with Manchester City is set to decide Arsene Wenger’s fate. Daily Star 2/10
Not a chance, Arsene will make his mind up when he is ready. He will stay.
Jurgen Klopp might have something to say about that.
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has held talks with Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez in London before the international break. Daily Express 2/10
No way Arsenal will sell. Gunners would be mad to let him go. Barca and Juve can wait.
Bournemouth will go all-out to entice Jermain Defoe back to the south coast next term – to keep him on track for the World Cup. The Sun 5/10
Not sure Defoe figures in forward-thinking Eddie Howe’s long-term plans. The World Cup is a long shot too.
Eden Hazard has dropped a hint that he could be staying with Chelsea after declaring his children are happy in London. The Sun 5/10
Good enough reason to stay?
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has said star striker Romelu Lukaku will still be an Everton player when the summer transfer window closes… if the decision is up to him, anyway. Daily Mirror 5/10
That decision will be taken out of his hands when £70million offers are lodged.
Wayne Rooney has been told he could be a flop in America if he joins Major League Soccer by Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti. Daily Star 5/10
What an idiot. Just about sums up American knowledge of football. Stick to being egg chasers.