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Wenger and Kroenke agree two-year extension at Arsenal

01 June 2017

Wenger met Gunners majority shareholder Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Monday to discuss his future before his contract expires next month.

Arsenal qualified for the Champions League in every full season under Wenger until this year, when the team missed out after finishing fifth in the Premier League.

Spanish global midfielder Cesc Fabregas has hinted that he could leave Premier League champions Chelsea after being dropped for the FA Cup final loss against rivals Arsenal.

Wenger's future has been the subject of fierce debate for most of the season and he admitted after the FA Cup final success against Chelsea at Wembley that the uncertainty had had an impact on the season.

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Wenger's contract was set to finish at the end of the current campaign but he is now ready to stay a little longer.

"Our season was incredible, to win the league in this way".

That effectively reduced the Blues to 10 men in that final they were seeking a second trophy to add to the Premier League this season.

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The 67-year-old Frenchman's new deal, which will take his tenure up to 23 years, is believed to have been rubber-stamped during a board meeting on Tuesday.

"Arsene Wenger was still winning FA Cups and until this season he had always got in the top four, but now that's changed".

"Arsene Wenger was the greatest manager I've ever seen at Arsenal".

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"But when a game starts you support your team".

"Outside of the game I never had any word with any journalist in 20 years when they criticised my decisions and it is the same with the fans".

Some board members reacting to these concerns wished to install a director of football who could work on potential transfer targets but this has been vehemently opposed by Wenger.

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Wenger and Kroenke agree two-year extension at Arsenal