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Arsenal relaxed over Wenger

Published 09/08/2010 | 05:00

Arsenal insist that, while there are no immediate plans to open negotiations with Arsene Wenger over a new contract, they are relaxed about the manager's future despite him saying the end of this season would be his one chance to change club.

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Wenger (60) embarks on a new campaign next Sunday, against Liverpool at Anfield, as Arsenal look for their first trophy since 2005 and first Premier League title for seven seasons.

Wenger admitted that he could see himself remaining at Arsenal for the rest of his career but that if he was to embark on a change in direction, now would be the time to decide. Wenger has been courted in the past by Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, while his name has been linked to international teams including England.

On Saturday, Arsenal completed an unbeaten pre-season programme with a remarkable 6-5 win in Poland against Legia Warsaw, where once again their goalkeeping worries were exposed.

The Gunners were 3-0 down before goals from new signing Marouane Chamakh, Emmanuel Eboue (2), Kieran Gibbs, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Samir Nasri helped them to victory.

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