The future of Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has now been resolved after the Frenchman signed a new two-year contract at the North London club.
Wenger took over as Arsenal manager following the departure of Bruce Rioch almost twenty-one years ago and has helped build The Gunners into one of the heavyweights of European football. From three Premier League titles, including the 'Invincibles' of 2004 to his record seven FA Cup wins, Wenger has been instrumental in creating some of the most exciting teams to ever grace the English Football League. Under his stewardship, Arsenal and the Premier League have seen the likes of Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira don the famous red and white shirt.
Despite bringing the glory days back to Arsenal and overseeing their move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium, Wenger has increasingly divided opinion amongst Arsenal fans. Whilst many remain thankful of past glories, others point to what they deem as an apparent underachievement both in the Premier League and on the continent. No league title in thirteen years and just one unsuccessful appearance in both the Champions League and UEFA Cup finals have contributed to an increasing amount of Gunners fans complaining of mediocrity, even failure over the past two decades.
After winning yet another FA Cup at the weekend, Arsenal's thirteenth and Wenger's seventh – both competition records – many felt today's meeting with Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, could signal the end of Arsene Wenger's affiliation with Arsenal Football Club. The Frenchman however seems to have unfinished business in North London after missing out on Champions League football for the first time since taking charge way back in 1996.
With the new contract now agreed, the focus of Wenger and Arsenal will turn towards committing star players, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to new contracts and bringing in new recruits of the calibre that will enable them to once again compete at the highest level.
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