Arsenal have this morning denied claims in Germany they have approached Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel to replace Arsene Wenger. Instead, they claimed that Wenger meant to stay on at the club for another year.
Wenger is reported to be ready to sign a new two-year deal after revealing at the weekend he had made up his mind regarding his future and that an announcement would be made "very soon".
But these developing rumours will likely now anger Arsenal fans further, with vast swathes of them voicing their disapproval at the manager in recent weeks.
Wenger, 67, has come under fire from fans after Arsenal was thrashed by Bayern Munich in the Champions League and slipped out of the Premier League's top four.
In contrast, fans of Tottenham, their local rivals, were welcoming the idea of an extended Arsenal stay for Wenger. That will be put to the test if and when Wenger does tell them that he's not quite done at the club yet. "I know what I do", said Wenger.
"But I think maybe now it is time for a change".
A second plane was also hired to encourage trust in Wenger, but it all represents an undignified conclusion to the season.
"I don't want to judge".
Wenger said: 'Everybody in life is responsible for his own behaviour. I give my best. So if you get away from one of the blocks you are running at a standing object and [with] someone with a standing jump working against a person with a running jump, I'll bet my bottom dollar the person with the running jump will score. 'That means that they know, ' Wenger said tersely. "That's a great deal for Arsenal football club", said Pulis.