Arsene Wenger Signs New Arsenal Contract.

Despite all speculations he might leave Arsenal after winning the FA Cup, Arsene Wenger has finally signed a new contract. The 3-year extension will see him remain at the club till 2017.

The Frenchman joined Arsenal in 1996. He is the most successful and longest serving coach in the club's history. Wenger is also the the longest serving current manager in the English Premier League. Since his arrival at the club, the 64-year old has won eight major trophies and has never failed to qualify for the Champions League throughout his 17-year stay, a record equalled only by Real Madrid.

Wenger who went nine years without winning a trophy before finally breaking that jinx by winning the FA Cup said, “I want to stay and to continue to develop the team and the club. 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.”

Arsenal Chairman, Sir Chips Keswick showed gratitude over Wenger's decision to remain at the club. He stated, “We are delighted that Arsène has renewed his contract for a further three years. He is a man of principle, who lives and breathes Arsenal. He has established Arsenal for its exciting playing style around the world, continues his commitment to young players and has the ability to bring top-class players to the club. I have no doubt we have an exciting future ahead of us with him leading the team.”

Arsenal’s leading shareholder, Stan Kroenke, said: “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 Arsène has been manager, is the ultimate testimony to his consistency of performance, talent and ambition.

"We are delighted with the FA Cup success which has added to his already outstanding record. Under his guidance we look forward to adding more trophies in future seasons.”

The news of his contract extension was received with different reactions by different fans. While some were so happy Le Prof will be staying with us for some more time, others were fuming at the development as they still want him out of Arsenal. I can't imagine how depressed I would be now if he had left us at the end of the season because I believe he is the right man for the job. What about you.? Do you think he can still bring back those glory days?

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