Wenger signs two-year deal with Arsenal


"If the support is not forthcoming, we stand ready to step in and do everything we can to deliver success on and off the field". As players, we need to focus on ourselves, on our performances. You don't fire good people, you don't fire people who are world-class, you don't fire people who are driven to improve.

"They are of course unlimited, our ambitions". Together, we can achieve great things. He's highly ambitious and supportive as well so, on that front, we are all united with exactly the same targets.

"We will work very hard to find the additions of top, top quality". Wenger is fiercely loyal to all of his staff members but it felt significant to hear him say: "We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere". Campbell was a Premier League victor in his first season at Highbury and again, invincibly so, in 2003-04.

But after winning the 2005 FA Cup, they had to wait another nine years - or 3,283 days - for their next silverware.

Leicester City fired their manager, club legend Claudio Ranieri not even a full year after he had taken the club to unimaginable heights when he won the league title in 2016. There were plenty of trophy cabinet jokes aimed at Arsenal through the drought of 2005-14, so I embrace the new reality of Arsenal as "Cup Kings", and, personally, I'd be okay (maybe not happy) with Arsene being rewarded with a one-year deal.

Wenger does not think in those terms.

But he has been deeply hurt by the criticism he has received, branding the conduct of some supporters a "disgrace" and saying it created a "horrendous atmosphere" around the team. More of the age-old kerfuffle and Wenger Out protests, or will Arsenal actually be able to move beyond that and put up a successful title challenge? With no Champions League football next season, the Gunners will have to offer bigger wages to lure top players. They argue that Wenger has been holding the club back and that it was time for a fresh approach and a new direction.

Sky Sports News HQ reporter Ian Bolton said: "It is my understanding that Arsene Wenger is going to stay at Arsenal". The midfielder was injured in the Champions League tie against Ludogorets last October and he told Cadena Ser that it was the eighth surgery he had had.

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But surely his greatest achievement to date has been his "Invincibles" of 2003/04, who went the entire league season without losing a single match. "He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing". The fans want that I stay and now it is just down to the club.

Wenger subsequently added that the impressive display against Antonio Conte's side at Wembley proved his appetite for the job remains. And, with the summer window ever closer to opening, Arsenal MUST compete in the transfer market.

There is one man, however, who has been less than vocal in his support for Wenger: Alexis Sanchez. We'll regroup and plan for next season'. This is a two-year deal so we are looking at at least the next two years.

James Tall: "Another two years of inconsistency and fan frustration".

58 - Manchester United have been Wenger's most frequent opponents (58 games), Alex Ferguson is the boss he has come up against most (49) and Old Trafford the away ground he has managed at more than any other (30). There were more than 250 000 votes - 58 percent said yes and 42 percent said no.

Maybe they'll win another F.A. Cup if they're lucky, and they'll probably be odds-on favorites to win the Europa League, so their chances of qualifying for the next season's Champions League aren't necessarily all that bad.

Arsenal recovered from losing the UEFA Cup final to Galatasaray in 2000 and the FA Cup final to Liverpool in 2001 by winning another league-cup double in 2002.

"He might buy one or two players having, as he's claimed, created a dynamic to win the title finally". The team blew a five-point lead in February in the 2007-08 season and imploded in the last months of the 2010-11 season when in contention for four trophies, including losing to Birmingham in the English League Cup final.