Wenger agrees new three-year Arsenal deal
The Frenchman had confirmed after the Gunners’ 3-2 FA Cup final win over Hull City earlier this month, that he would pen a new contract to stay at the Emirates and added it would be finalised before he travels to Brazil for the World Cup.
“I will sign before the World Cup because I am going to Brazil,” he told The Times. “It will be done by then.”
There was uncertainty surrounding the 64-year-old’s future, but after Arsenal won their first trophy in nine years, he has decided to stay on and build on the success.
“I question myself honestly,” he said. “We live in a world where people tell you always what you have not done – they never tell you that you have done something as well.
“I believe the quality of a club is the consistency, and then the special players make you win the trophies.
“The quality of the consistency is important for the club, and on that front we have been better than everybody else – there are only two clubs in Europe who have, for 17 years consecutively, qualified for the Champions League. That consistency demands special values inside the club.”
Wenger was appointed Arsenal manager in 1996 and his new deal runs out in 2017.