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Wenger signs two year extension at Arsenal


Wenger signs two year extension at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has ended speculation about his future by signing a new two-year deal with Arsenal that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2019.

The French coach had faced regular scrutiny about his intentions, with supporters deeply divided on whether he should stay or stand down.

However, he was given a boost by Saturday’s 2-1 FA Cup win over Premier League champions Chelsea.

“Our end of season is a good springboard to go for more. We have created a dynamic which is very positive and we want to build on from that and transfer the positive end of season to the new season,” Wenger told Arsenal TV.

Arsenal came fifth in the Premier League this season, the first time they have finished outside the top four and failed to qualify for the Champions League since Wenger took over at the club in 1996.

Wenger first task is likely to involve persuading key players like German Mezut Ozil and Chilean Alexis Sanchez to remain at the Emirates.