Arsene Wenger signs new two-year contract with Arsenal

Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year contract on Wednesday in a no break clause, to remain Arsenal manager until 2019. He is now set to complete 23 years in total with the English club.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 31, 2017 6:17 pm
arsene wenger, wenger, arsenal, gunners, football, sports news, indian express Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year contract with Arsenal on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters)

Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year contract on Wednesday in a no break clause, to remain Arsenal manager until 2019. He is now set to complete 23 years in total with the English club.

Arsenal have officially signed a two year deal with the manager who has been heading the team for the last 21 years. The club made a formal announcement of the same on their website.

Wenger said that he loved the club and is excited as well as focused to get more trophies for the club. He said, “I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement. We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere. This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful. We’re committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season.

“I am grateful to have the support of the board and Stan in doing everything we can to win more trophies. It’s what we all want and I know it’s what our fans around the world demand.”

“Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe. It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved. Arsene is the best person to help us make that happen. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing,” said Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke.

The club’s season was marked with growing chants against the 67-year-old manager demanding his resignation, leading to a hostile environment that somewhere affected the performance of the players.

The Gunners won the FA Cup for the third time in the last four seasons after beating Premier League winners Chelsea last weekend at the Wembley. It was the seventh Cup title under Wenger’s reign with the club.

This has been the first time in the last 20 years for the French manager to not see his team qualify for the UEFA Champions League for next season. The team saw a new low as their chances of top four in the Premier League was in the hands of their opponents at the season end. The Gunners finished at the fifth position, with a point difference to fourth placed Liverpool.

Arsenal finished 18 points behind winners Chelsea. Vacancies for the club’s sporting director/operations are open, as Wenger’s new contract announcement remains only a formality.

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