Pulis backs Wenger to carry on

18 March 2017 04:56:10 EST

West Brom manager Tony Pulis thinks Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to manage a club for at least another five years.

The Frenchman is coming under fire from a section of Gunners fans who believe there club has become stale in the last few seasons under Wenger's guidance.

The 67-year-old's Arsenal contract expires at the end of this season but Pulis is convinced Wenger will still be in charge of the club when the 2017/18 campaign gets underway in five months' time.

The Gunners visit The Hawthorns on Saturday and are 13/20 to beat West Brom while they are 6/1 to finish in the top four once again this season.

"I get the feeling that Arsene most probably wants to be carried out in a box still managing a football club because that is the way he is," said Pulis.

"He is football nuts. I really do think people at Arsenal have given him total trust. He will go down in history as the greatest Arsenal manager and I think he wants to manage for another five or six years by the sounds of it.

"He is still managing one of great teams in Europe and they could finish in the top four and win the FA Cup. That would be a real tail-off!

"We will respect them. They are a top, top side - very talented. It is just about making sure you stay with them and stay in the game."

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