Arsenal manager Wenger is celebrating 17 years in charge of the club this weekend but is now looking to extend his stay to 20 years, reports Mark Irwin of The Sun (subscription required).
The Gunners boss was sitting at the top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend and looking for an eighth successive league win away from home when they travel to Swansea.
Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke wants Wenger to stay beyond his current deal, which ends next year, and the Frenchman also wants to remain in charge.
I will sign when we find the time. I don’t know when that will be but it is straightforward and I don’t think it’s the most important problem at the moment.
I would love to stay at Arsenal for ever because that would mean I am immortal, but in this job you work like you are always going to be here while knowing that it can end any day.
Meanwhile, former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell will look abroad to begin his coaching career after becoming frustrated at the archaic attitudes to black managers in English football, as Sachin Nakrani of The Guardian reported.
I want to start abroad. There are no opportunities for me here, not until attitudes change anyway.
Everyone has to ask themselves why there are not more black managers in this country...I've spoken to other black players who want to coach and they feel the same, that attitudes here are archaic.
I hope and pray the environment changes.
Former Arsenal star Robert Pires is training with the Gunners, leading Jack De Menezes of The Independent to speculate on a possible return for the 39-year-old.