The BBC is reporting that Arsene Wenger has agreed on a new contract with the Arsenal board to remain as manager of the club for another two years (via BBC Sport).
It has been the dominant story at the club in the last couple of months but it seems like we will finally get some answers about Arsene Wenger’s future.
The Frenchman attending a meeting with the Arsenal board on Monday afternoon and many media outlets are reporting that Arsene Wenger has agreed to a new two-year deal to remain as the club’s manager.
The BBC is reporting that Wenger’s meeting with majority shareholder Stan Kroenke was amicable and that a new deal was agreed by both parties.
Wenger’s current contract was due to expire in the coming days, putting an end to his 21-year reign at the club.
Wenger previously admitted that he regretted delaying his contract talks for so long.
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“For me, the contract does not have special meaning but, because of the debate, maybe I should have sorted that out earlier,” the Frenchman said after the FA Cup final win over Chelsea at the weekend. However, Wenger went on to claim that his contract negotiations didn’t have an effect on how the Arsenal players performed during the season.
“I just told them to focus on what is important, our future, the future of the club, whether I stay or not. The players play for their future, for their next season,” he went on.
“I love my job and I love to win. I love to build, I love to get people going and I love what I do. I invite you to live with me one day and one thing you cannot question is my commitment.”
This season has been a strange one for Arsenal Football Club. At times, the team has looked at its strongest since the Invincibles era but at others, it has looked downright poor. Whatever you think of Arsene Wenger, it seems that the Frenchman will be around for another two seasons. Changes will have to be made but anyone who watched the performance in the FA Cup final on the weekend will have seen that this side has the ability to play some incredible football. Now, it’s up to Wenger to prove that he can sustain that over 38 Premier League matches.