Arsene Wenger signs new deal – all the details
In an announcement that will come as no surprise following yesterday’s reports, Arsene Wenger has signed a new contract with Arsenal.
Arsenal have confirmed the news and given some details on the deal.
It is a two year contract, but according to David Ornstein, neither side are certain that this will be his last deal and he could stay past 2019. It will mean that he will be in charge for at least 23 years and possibly more.
The deal is reported to be worth £8m per year – the same as his previous deal.
Neither Arsenal nor Wenger see this definitely being his final contract – may be but equally might not. Depends what happens next 2yrs #AFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) May 31, 2017
He said: ““I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement. We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere.”
This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful.
“We’re committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season.
“I am grateful to have the support of the board and Stan in doing everything we can to win more trophies. It’s what we all want and I know it’s what our fans around the world demand.”
Stan Kroenke also said: ““Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe.
“It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved. Arsène is the best person to help us make that happen.
“He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing.”
Ivan Gazidis – who some reports have suggested is in a power struggle with the manager – also spoke about the new deal.
Like Wenger, He expressed the club’s desire is to win trophies and they will be working towards that. he has been working alongside Wenger to identify where the club can improve and compete for the title.
“There is no complacency anywhere at this club. Our goal is to compete for and win trophies here and in Europe.
“Everything we do is designed to make that happen and we will be working hard on and off the pitch this summer to improve and make a strong challenge next season.
“The club has grown beyond recognition in every aspect in recent years and we have the platform to be successful and meet the ambitions we and our fans share.”