Arsene Wenger reportedly set to stay at Arsenal

However, multiple reports on Sunday said that Wenger wants to stay and is set to enter negotiations over a new one-year deal.

Instead, they claimed that Wenger meant to stay on at the club for another year.

Gab Marcotti provides an update on Arsene Wenger after the manager said he's made a decision about his Arsenal future.

The Frenchman has received heavy criticism in recent weeks following Arsenal's Champions League demolition at the hands of Bayern Munich as well as underwhelming Premier League showings that have left them five points adrift of the top four.

But having been at the club since 1996, Arsenal are the only Premier League team Wenger has known, and even his staunchest critics can't deny the success he's brought to the club. "Overall, I think we have a hell of a task to fight back but we need to regroup and focus on the games coming up because we have many big games. If you are asking me what Arsenal should or shouldn't do I'm the wrong person". It will not necessarily be linked with the top four because I've done that 20 times.

With four defeats in five matches, Arsenal are on their worst Premier League run since the days of Stewart Houston's caretaker reign in the spring of 1995 and there is no guarantee of things improving after the global break given Manchester City are their next opponents at the Emirates on 2 April.

"Can you please tell us one way or another so we can actually plan this club's future, with or without you?"

Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri is the bookmakers' favourite to be the next Arsenal manager.

Any hopes of a first title since 2004 faded long ago, with Chelsea surging 19 points ahead of Arsenal with a 2-1 win at Stoke on Saturday.

It's nearly like the French coach had foreseen his men might suffer against West Brom due to the Baggies well-documented prowess at set pieces and their directness. "That's not true", an Arsenal spokesman said.

It's been a hard season for Arsenal.