Arsenal: Arsene Wenger Prepares for Dramatic Summer Transfer Window

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at Emirates Stadium, London, March 11. Wenger is reportedly planning a major overhaul to his squad in the summer. Ian Kington/AFP/Getty

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger will stay at Arsenal and make a "drastic" overhaul of Arsenal's playing squad, according to reports.

Wenger, 67, is facing a growing backlash from sections of Arsenal's support for a season that may end without qualification for the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League.

But the Daily Telegraph claims he will sign a new contract at Emirates Stadium and follow that up with major changes in the summer transfer window.

Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil could both leave this summer, leaving Wenger with funds to pursue Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon and AS Monaco's teenager Kylian Mbappé, who has frequently been compared to one of Wenger's greatest players, Thierry Henry.

In addition, the newspaper claims that Wenger will look again at Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, as he bids to quell the significant opposition to his reign that has lasted for more than two decades.