• Wednesday, February 21, 2024
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French TV drops Wenger as match commentator

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Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, will no longer run commentaries for top French television channel TF1 after the Arsenal manager was told his contract would not be renewed.

The 64-year-old was reported by Le Parisien newspaper to be ‘greatly surprised’ that his contract would come to an end after more than 10 years of reporting on the France national team.

Other French media, however, claim the decision was by ‘joint agreement’.

Wenger was absent from France’s 1-0 win over Spain at the Stade de France on Thursday, where Chelsea’s new striker Loic Remy scored the game’s only goal 17 minutes from time.

The Arsenal boss covered France at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil for TF1 and has covered Champions League matches for the French channel in previous years.

It will allow Wenger more time to concentrate on Arsenal’s Premier League efforts as the Gunners, currently having won one match and drawn two, chase trophies to add to last year’s FA Cup win.