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Wenger refuses to ink Arsenal deal over transfers row

Arsene Wenger is demanding final say on transfers before committing to a new contract with Arsenal. The People says Wenger is anxious to retain full control on comings and goings as he prepares to commit his future to the north Londoners.

Arsenal's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has confirmed Wenger will sign a new long-term deal, effectively tying the 64-year-old to the Emirates for the rest of his career.

But the manager wants to remain chief hirer and firer.

Arsenal, who stormed into the FA Cup semi-finals with a 4-1 win over Everton yesterday, rely heavily on statisticians to identify talent but Frenchman Wenger wants to continue doing deals without interference.

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