Wenger still confident Wilshere will sign 'long-term' Arsenal contract

Wenger still confident Wilshere will sign 'long-term' Arsenal contract

Wenger has reportedly been told he will not continue as manager after the expiration of his contract in the 2018/19 season.

A top-four league finish remains mathematically possible but winning the Europa League represents Arsenal's most realistic way of securing a Champions League return.

Cazorla is now in Spain undergoing his rehabilitation programme but Wenger says he'll be back in north London before the end of the season to be assessed and a final decision will be made over his future.

Viera holds a legend status at the club and would be welcomed by the fans; he is now enjoying a managerial spell at Major League Soccer club New York City FC, taking charge in 2016.

Vieira won three Premier League, FA Cup and FA Community Shield titles during his time at Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger has said he is hopeful on the return of Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla back from the freak injury that has plagued him.

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His side trail second-placed rivals Atletico Madrid by four points with six games to play in La Liga, and have only finished outside the top two once since 2004.

"I never spoke about it in press conferences because he was not the subject of the day but we have missed him a lot". "The last news I heard is that he was doing very well".

"I know they've sold season tickets, but it isn't good". Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. I am always confident.

When asked, Wenger also said he is firmly in favour of safe standing, even though the Premier League said on Wednesday that it needs more evidence fans support its implementation before it can make a decision.

Arsene Wenger has insisted that Arsenal at their best are good enough to get past Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final.

"I played with him and he was great as a player in the dressing room area, so if he can do the same as a manager then he'll be a very successful one".

"The narrative is that Arsenal need to win the Europa League but that does not mean a blind eye should be turned to what is happening in the Premier League".