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Arsene Wenger Agrees New Two-Year Contract With Arsenal

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger agrees new two-year contract with the London club

London, England – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has verbally agreed to a new two-year contract to remain Arsenal manager until at least 2019. Even more, extending his extraordinary tenure at the club into a 23rd year.

According to ESPN FC and The Telegraph, the terms of a new two-year contract at the club date back as long ago as November. Furthermore, majority owner Stan Kroenke was the key in making the move happen.

Wenger’s contract runs out at the end of June. However, it was mentioned that his future would be decided after the FA Cup final that his side one 2-0 against Chelsea.

Wenger’s official presentation will made this Wednesday. This of course comes after Wenger and Kroenke outline their vision on how to make Arsenal again challenge to win the Premier League.

More importantly, the 67-year-old manager will not lose his core powers. These powers include, coaching, picking the team and directing the transfer strategy. However, he wanted to make sure that his core staff stayed with him.

For the first time since 1996, the Gunners were fifth in the Premier League this season. In his first nine seasons at the helm, Wenger led them to three Premier League titles and four FA Cups. Additionally, in 2003-04 season he became the first manager to lead a club through an unbeaten season in the Premier. Unfortunately for him, since 2005, Wenger has very little to show for his success, gaining three FA Cups and two FA Community Shields.

If Wenger does continue until the end of the 2018-19 season, he would go past Sir Alex Ferguson’s all-time record of Premier League games.