Arsene Wenger signs new two year deal at Arsenal

by Jack Kitson / 31 May 2017, 11:13

It's official. Arsene Wenger has signed a new year deal with Arsenal, four days after becoming the most successful manager in FA Cup history.

At various points during the 2016/17 season the Frenchman's future had been in severe doubt, but a couple of months ago there were murmurings that he was set to pen a new deal, murmurings that have since proved to be correct as he now extends his stay at the Emirates.

While many of the Arsenal fanbase will be more than satisfied at Wenger's decision to prolong his 20-year stay, the "Wenger Out" brigade will be fuming, especially considering that neither Arsenal or Wenger see the latest deal as his final contract (BBC).

Wenger ended the campaign with yet another FA Cup triumph - a record seventh for the Frenchman - after his troops registered a 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Chelsea.

However, the Gunners could only finish 5th in the league, meaning they will fall down into the Europa League next season - for the first time under the veteran boss.

On the plus side the winners of the Europa League bag a place in the Champions League the following season - as was the case with Man Utd - and Arsenal can currently be found as the 12/1 frontrunners for glory, while they are out at 14/1 to end their whopping 14-year wait for another top-flight trophy.

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