Arsene Wenger agrees new two-year deal

Ross Houston
May 31, 2017

Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup.

Following that victory at Wembley, Wenger was asked if he would be preparing a presentation ahead of the meeting and the Frenchman said: "The best presentation is to watch the game".

Arsenal are expected to announce whether Arsene Wenger will continue as their manager on Wednesday afternoon.

The Frenchman, who will enter his 22nd year as Arsenal manager if he stays on at the Emirates Stadium, has built a reputation for not buying his marquee signings until the final days of the window.

Despite a largely disappointing end to the Premier League season that saw Arsenal fail to secure Champions League football and growing animosity from supporters towards 67-year-old Wenger, majority shareholder Kroenke has been unwavering in his support.

Arsenal will compete in the Europa League next season after failing to secure a Champions League qualifying position for the first time in almost two decades.

The outcome is unclear but the decision rests exclusively with Wenger and Kroenke and will be relayed to directors at a Tuesday board meeting.

They responded by winning nine of their last 10 games, but a fifth-place finish in the league ended their run of 19 consecutive years in the Champions League and means they will instead contest the Europa League next season.

"He is set to sign a new two-year deal".

"I just want to do well for the club".

"I've always been very clear on that", he said, when asked whether he would still be at the helm in August. "I've never seen him so animated".

"I love my job and I love to win".

Wenger will outline his plans for close-season signings and while there may still be some tinkering with his backroom staff it will not be without his approval. "I think I have shown you that I have exactly the same commitment".

Arsenal have got a long way to go at the moment, they're a long way behind.

Arsenal will have to spend more money than in past years to compete in the EPL next season, but Wenger has proven how successful he can be with the right players.

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