Arsenal CEO says Wenger to stay at club

Reuters| Updated: Jan 27, 2014, 21:53 PM IST

London: Premier League leaders Arsenal expect manager Arsene Wenger to sign a new contract to stay with the club, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said on Monday.

"We`ve always supported Arsene, the board has always been completely behind him as has (owner) Stan Kroenke," Gazidis told a news conference when asked about the long-serving manager whose contract expires at the end of the season.

"We are comfortable in the position, relaxed about it. As I`ve said before, Arsene will be extending with us and at the right time we`ll make that announcement," he added. Wenger has been Arsenal manager since 1996.

Gazidis was speaking as Arsenal announced a new partnership with German sportswear company Puma believed to be worth more than 30 million pounds a season.