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Arsene Wenger agrees new two-year deal

Arsene Wenger agrees new two-year deal

United Kingdom

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.

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.

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