Arsene Wenger signs new three year contract at Arsenal
SPORTS By The Mirror | May 30th 2014 | 2 min read
Arsene Wenger has signed a new Arsenal contract - just weeks after ending the club 's nine-year trophy wait.
The Frenchman has put pen to paper on a new three year deal at the Emirates after nearly 18 years in charge.
The FA Cup win against Hull City was the 12th piece of silverware he has won at Arsenal since taking over from Bruce Rioch in 1996.
And having confirmed his immediate future, he will be looking for more of the same next season.
MirrorSport revealed on April 23 that Wenger had finally decided to sign - and that he will get a transfer kitty to strengthen the squad this summer.
Wenger said: “I want to stay and to continue to develop the team and the club. We are entering a very exciting period. We have a strong squad, financial stability and huge support around the world. We are all determined to bring more success to this club.
“The club has always shown faith in me and I'm very grateful for that. We have gone through fantastic periods and also periods where we have had to stick together. Every time when that togetherness was tested I got the right response. I think I have shown some loyalty as well towards this club and hopefully we can make some more history. I am sure we can.”
Arsenal chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, said: “We are delighted that Arsene has renewed his contract for a further three years. He is a man of principle, who lives and breathes Arsenal. He has established Arsenal for its exciting playing style around the world, continues his commitment to young players and has the ability to bring top-class players to the club. I have no doubt we have an exciting future ahead of us with him leading the team.”
Stan Kroenke, Arsenal’s majority shareholder said: “Sustained excellence is the hardest thing to achieve in sport and the fact Arsenal has competed at the top of the game in England and Europe throughout the time Arsène has been manager, is the ultimate testimony to his consistency of performance, talent and ambition.
"We are delighted with the FA Cup success which has added to his already outstanding record. Under his guidance we look forward to adding more trophies in future seasons.”
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