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Arsene Wenger signs new Arsenal deal

Arsene Wenger signs new Arsenal deal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has put pen to paper on a new three-year deal which will see the Frenchman stay at the North London club until 2017.

Wenger, 64, ended the clubs 9 year trophy drought earlier this month by beating Hull 3-2 after extra-time to lift the FA Cup at Wembley.

The trophy was the eighth major trophy that the club has won under Wenger, whose new three year deal should see him make 20  years in charge of Arsenal.

Wenger took over in 1996 and is currently the longest serving manager in England. He has won the Premier League three times, including the 2003/04 invincible squad, and the FA Cup five times, most recently as mentioned this year.

He also led Arsenal to the 2006 Champions League final where his side were defeated by Barcelona.

Before this year, Wengers last trophy was the 2005 FA Cup final and this run without a trophy started to see Wenger come under pressure from sections of his own fans.

As well as the 2006 Champions League final, the club also lost the 2011 Carling Cup, as it was then known, final, as a result of a late defensive error which allowed Obafemi Martins to steal in and score the winner.

However, under Wenger, Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League 17 years in a row, more than any other club.

When questioned after the FA Cup final this year, in which Arsenal went 2-0 down, Wenger, whose original contract expired this summer, said he was staying at Arsenal and so has been confirmed today.

Reaction from the players, including Theo Walcott and inform Aaron Ramsey, has been entirely positive about the news.

Both took to Twitter to praise their boss.

Walcott

Ramsey

 

Arsene Wenger and all Arsenal fans will be hoping that the club can win more honours under their long-serving boss.

About Edward Seaman

My name is Edward Seaman and I am a freelance Journalist. I am also a student at the University of Lincoln. Massive Norwich City fan and season ticket holder. To achieve you need to believe.

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