Wenger signs new 3-year deal

Wenger signs new 3-year deal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has signed a new three-year contract extension that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2017, the Premier League club said on Friday.

"Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has signed a new three-year extension to his current contract, taking his tenure at the club to May 2017," the club said in a statement.

"Wenger has been with Arsenal for 17 years, making him the longest-serving and most successful manager in the history of the club."

The 64-year-old Frenchman has led Arsenal to three Premier League titles and five FA Cups since joining from Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight 18 years ago but this month's 3-2 FA Cup final win over Hull City was their first silverware since 2005. Wenger had delayed putting pen to paper on a new contract, despite stating publicly that he was planning to stay at the London club.

"I want to stay and to continue to develop the team and the club," Wenger said.
"We are entering a very exciting period. We have a strong squad, financial stability and huge support around the world. We are all determined to bring more success to this club.


"The club has always shown faith in me and I'm very grateful for that. We have gone through fantastic periods and also periods where we have had to stick together. Every time when that togetherness was tested I got the right response. I think I have shown some loyalty as well towards this club and hopefully we can make some more history. I am sure we can."


"Sustained excellence is the hardest thing to achieve in sport and the fact Arsenal has competed at the top of the game in England and Europe throughout the time Arsene has been manager, is the ultimate testimony to his consistency of performance, talent and ambition," Arsenal's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke said.

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