Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted he is close to agreeing a new contract at Emirates Stadium.
Wenger was speaking amid reports that the Gunners are the target of a takeover bid by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, the joint owner of the Red and White company which has recently bought former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein’s 14. 58 per cent share in the club.
However, Wenger says that the boardroom negotiations will not affect his position at Arsenal position.
“The structure of the shares doesn’t change because it is exactly the same as before,” Wenger told Sky Sports News.
“From what I can hear we will not change in the future, so for us that is not a problem.
“I consider myself, as always, an employee of the club. I have not one share and that’s not a coincidence because I never want to be involved in any struggle, structure or strategy.
“I want to remain where I am and focus on the results of the team and the players and do as well as I can for this club.
“It [the possible takeover bid] has no implication on my contract at all. Some news will come out next week.”