Arsenal players are convinced that Arsène Wenger will sign a new contract to stay at the club for the next two seasons, according to The Times.
Wenger’s current deal expires at the end of this season and there has been speculation over whether he will continue as manager amid discontent among many fans.
The Gunners board reportedly fear that Wenger will walk away and are said to be making contingency plans in case they need a new manager.
The Times, however, believe that Wenger’s players expect him to stay at the Emirates Stadium.
Meanwhile, The Guardian believe Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin would be open to a return to Barcelona should Wenger leave this summer.
Bellerin, 21, reportedly turned down a potential move to Manchester City last year because he was happy under Wenger.
The Guardian believe that Wenger leaving could prompt Bellerin, who was on Barcelona’s books as a teenager, to return to the Catalan club.
It follows a story by newspaper Mundo Deportivo suggesting that Barca are pursuing a deal to buy Bellerin.
The Guardian also suggest Wenger going would also influence the thinking of other key players, such as Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez.
And The Sun have picked up on more speculation over the future of Monaco youngster Kylian Mbappe.
It is claimed that Arsenal and Manchester City, who have been linked with the forward, face competition from Juventus.