arsene wenger's future at Arsenal has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks. After going through a poor run of form, Arsenal has only managed to win two games in their last five, with both victories coming against non-league sides in the FA Cup. Wenger is now under immense pressure, as fans call for their long-serving manager to leave the club after 20 years in charge. The Frenchman, however, is reportedly keen to sign an extension to stay at the North London club for another two years. The Arsenal board previously stated that a decision over Arsene Wenger's future would be mutual.

Now, various sources have claimed that Wenger is certain to extend his stay at the Emirates, but plans "an unprecedented recruitment effort" in the summer.

Many Arsenal players will be out of contract at the end of next season

Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez are both out of contract in the summer of 2018, and neither has signed a contract extension yet. Arsenal have reportedly offered the duo improved contracts, but these offers have failed to persuade the star players to put pen-to-paper so far. Further negotiations have been put on hold until the end of the season, as both Özil and Sanchez are being linked with several high-profile clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. The duo aren't the only players who will be out of contract at the end of next season, though.

If a majority of these first team players ends up leaving the club, Arsenal must go through a massive overhaul sooner or later. Wenger is reportedly set to sign a new deal, and is already preparing transfer options for the summer.

Arsenal set for an "unprecedented recruitment effort"

According to the French magazine L'Equipe, Arsene Wenger is looking increasingly likely to sign a contract extension, and has already identified some major transfer options for the Gunners.

After Arsenal had their bid for Alexandre Lacazette rejected last summer, the Olympique de Marseille striker is once again being linked with the Gunners. This time around, Wenger is also reportedly keen on securing a move for Lacazette's teammate, Corentin Tolisso, who he believes could help strengthen Arsenal's midfield. However, it remains to be seen whether Arsenal can finally bring Lacazette to the Emirates this season.

The lethal striker has been previously linked with Atletico Madrid, and various news outlets have claimed that the Frenchman has already agreed personal terms with the Spanish club.

Wenger is also understood to be interested in signing Leicester's goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel. The 30-year old has been solid for the Foxes this season, and with David Ospina expected to leave in the summer, Wenger wants to introduce a new rival to Petr Cech.

Arsenal's next match will be against Manchester City on April 2, and Wenger is expected to announce his future plans after a big win.