Published: Sun, June 04, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Arsene Wenger renews contract with Arsenal until 2019

Arsene Wenger renews contract with Arsenal until 2019

His side are the only team to win the Premier League in an unbeaten season where they chalked up 26 wins and 12 draws.

Henry is not surprised Wenger has extended but remains unconvinced if the decision was correct after seeing Arsenal endure their worst ever finish of fifth - 23 points behind title winners Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger will stay on as Arsenal manager, earning a new two-year contract on Wednesday despite missing out on Champions League qualification.

"I believe this squad is not going to win the league in the next two years", said Adams, who skippered Arsenal to four league titles. "We are looking forward and we are confident about the future with Arsene". "This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful", quoted Wenger as saying.

Wenger, 67, signed a new contract to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium until 2019 on 31 May and said he was "committed to mounting a sustained league challenge" next season.

Wenger has previously described the atmosphere at the club this season as "absolutely horrendous" with factions among the Gunners support demanding an end to his 21-year reign.

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They did end the season with silverware, however, after beating Premier League champions and favourites Chelsea on Saturday to give Wenger his record seventh FA Cup success.

"The message to the fans is in aid of the club", he said.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis admitted it had been an "unsettling time" and while majority shareholder Stan Kroenke remained in Wenger's corner, others pushed for the manager to cede some of his powers to a sporting director and make changes to his long-serving backroom staff.

Arsenal has bowed out in the Round of 16 the past seven seasons of the UCL, losing to Bayern and Barcelona a combined five times. Re-signing Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Oil are the top priorities, and beyond that Wenger has suggested that the club will look for a couple of elite players rather than a roster overhaul. Arsène is the best person to help us make that happen. It has been way too long since they won the league.

"But he is not leaving, the board have assessed the situation to see if it was the best for the club".

"When I went to Arsenal, we didn't play the most attractive football".

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