Arsene Wenger has ended speculation surrounding his future with Arsenal by agreeing a two-year contract extension.
A private meeting between Arsene Wenger and majority shareholder Stan Kroenke took place on Monday, with the Frenchman’s contract confirmed in a board meeting the following day.
Arsenal will likely make an official announcement on Wednesday or Thursday.
The 67-year-old divided opinion after a turbulent Premier League campaign which saw The Gunners finish 5th. It was the first time in his 21 years at Arsenal that he had failed to guide his side to a Champions League qualification place.
Wenger’s season finished in a more positive light following his third FA Cup triumph in four seasons following a 2-1 win over league champions Chelsea, and it was his seventh FA Cup win overall.
For a manager as experienced as Wenger, even he cannot anticipate how participating in the Europa League might affect his players.
Rumours remain rampant about Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil’s disgruntlement, which will only be further exacerbated by playing in Europe’s second-tier competition next season.