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The Wenger Ploys

by | 9th, July 2004

‘ARSENAL fans must be kicking themselves that Spurs beat their club to Jacques Santini.

With twin airbags now fitted as standard

Especially since news on the back page of the Star is that Arsene Wenger has placed his future at the champions in the balance by refusing to commit himself to new contract.

His current deal at Highbury expires in the summer of 2005 and, when asked about his plans after that, he would only say that he nothing had been decided.

The Mail says the Frenchman might go to coach the German national side, and on Saturday spoke with the Kaiser, Franz Beckenbauer.

This, however, remains unlikely, given that he’d only arrive with a season to go until the Germans host the 2006 World Cup. And that this is the worst German side in eons.

The reality is that Wenger is a shrewd operator and knows that to secure the best deal for himself he’d be a fool to pledge his future to Arsenal before contract talks begin in October.

Meanwhile, over at the Bridge, the Sun reports that Chelsea are all set to secure the services of Didier Drogba for £22m.

This would make the Ivory Coast man, who currently plays for Marseilles, the most expensive striker in the history of the British game.

It would also give Chelsea yet another new player to bed into a changing team. Not that the team’s manager, Jose Mourinho is daunted by the challenge ahead.

This is the man who, the Sun

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