The board do have a history of misleading supporters, especially just before season ticket renewals and before transfer windows.
Although I’m not sure the board would release a statement like this knowing that it would destabilise the players, and Wenger himself.
The only thing this release shows, is that the club recognises that it is in a shambles but has no plan or structure in place for when Wenger leaves.
The board are like Wenger.
Making it up as they go along.