West Brom boss Tony Pulis claims Arsene Wenger told him that he's 'staying at Arsenal'

Dominic Dawes

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has claimed that Arsene Wenger told him of his intention to stay on as Arsenal manager at the end of the season - following West Brom's 3-1 win over the North London club.

The Frenchman has said that he has made a decision regarding his future and will announce it 'very soon', but is yet to do so. 

West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Premier League
West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Premier League

Speaking to The Sun after the game, Pulis said: "I’ll be surprised if he goes," and added: "Because he told me," in response to the question as to why he thought that.

The Welshman, who continued an impressive West Brom campaign by handing Wenger his sixth defeat in the last nine games, added: "I think he’s the greatest manager Arsenal have ever had. They could finish in the top four and win an FA Cup — that’s not too bad is it?"

West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Premier League
West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Premier League


Pulis continued: "I don’t think respect counts now. People live for today. If you’re asking me what Arsenal should or shouldn’t do I’m the wrong person."

Calls for greater respect to be shown to the 20-year Arsenal manager have been rife recently amongst protests which are growing in size - as shown in the West Brom loss during which a banner displaying the message "No Contract #WengerOut" was flown over the Hawthorns.

wenger out
wenger out

Falling to sixth with the loss to the Baggies, Arsenal look to be in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification for the first time in over 20 years - adding to the claim of some Arsenal fans that the Frenchman has lost his touch and no longer has anything to offer.

Adding to the uncertainty are Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Oxlade-Chamberlain, who may all be on their way out in the summer. 

Sanchez and Ozil are still yet to reach an agreement regarding a new contract whilst Chamberlain has confirmed that he would like to leave the club at the end of the season in search of more playing time elsewhere.

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