Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has verbally agreed a new two-year contract to remain at the club until at least 2019 to extend his 21-year reign.
The Frenchman met Gunners majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Monday to discuss his future before his contract expires next month.
The 67-year-old has been heavily criticised this season, with Arsenal fans calling for his resignation after their team failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.
Will Wenger win PL in his next 2 years or CL in 2019 (if qualifies)? Highly unlikely. So #afc continue to drift (but Kroenke keeps making £)— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) May 30, 2017
A wealthy, famous club like #afc with a huge, passionate support should be challenging for more than the FA Cup. They're drifting.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) May 30, 2017
With his reign set to reach 23 years if he sees out the new deal, Wenger has a chance to salvage what was in danger of becoming a tarnished reputation.
First on his to-do list will be making improved contract offers to Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
The unsettled Arsenal stars are holding out for weekly wages of around $385,000 per week with their present deals due to expire at the end of next season.
With no Champions League football to offer to potential new recruits, Wenger still faces a tough task to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
To all Arsenal fans who've enabled Wenger's new deal with your simpering acceptance of mediocrity.. don't blame me for next 2yrs of failure.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 30, 2017
Mourinho doesn't win PL for 7 months: FIRED— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 30, 2017
Ranieri doesn't win PL for 9 months: FIRED
Wenger doesn't win PL for 13yrs: NEW £20m CONTRACT
Always thought Arsenal was Wenger's growing up. Then you folks said it wasn't his. Now I know y'all lied. Arsenal is Wenger's birthright. 😰😢— Veronica Commey (@VeronicaCommey) May 30, 2017
Left my job, my wife and kids and put in blood, sweat, tears to spread Max Allegri propaganda and in return I get a Wenger 2 year contract.— Olly (@Giroudesquee) May 30, 2017
Wenger has proved what a selfish man he is, the board have proved how spineless they are, name me another club that rewards failure?— Mr DT © (@MrDtAFC) May 30, 2017