Gunners set to end speculation and confirm where Arsene Wenger's future lies
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 01, 2017,
Jun 01, 2017, 12:13
"This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful", he said.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has verbally agreed to a new two-year contract to remain Arsenal manager until at least 2019. There was a tired look and sound to Arsene Wenger throughout most of the past season that hinted at an Arsenal manager no longer capable of the dynamism needed to be the best.
Amid months of rampant speculation, Arsenal ultimately finished fifth in the Premier League, Wenger's worst-ever finishing position as Arsenal manager and the first time they've finished outside the top four since his arrival in 1996.
"We're committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season", he added.
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Arsene Wenger insists there are no limits to Arsenal's ambitions after he signed a new two-year deal to continue as manager of the Gunners.
Adams and Wenger spent six seasons together at Arsenal
His three Premier League titles count for little now among a section of the fan base that vociferously demanded change in the dugout.
"I'm convinced that our fanbase will put the football club at the top of their priorities and will get behind this team".
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.
Arsenal have been in a lull for many years now and the discontent amongst fans grew during this past season. He is now set to complete 23 years in total with the English club. "He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing", said Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke.
Arsenal are "a long way behind" their Premier League rivals and are likely to miss out on a Champions League place again next year, says Gary Lineker.
Nine wins from their final 10 matches saw the Gunners turn what looked like a disappointing season into a somewhat positive one with Saturday's FA Cup success moving Arsenal ahead of Manchester United as the most successful team in the competition's history.
Wenger won his seventh FA Cup last weekend. However, instead of improvements upon this, the Reds have slipped too often this season, and despite picking up all 15 points in their last five games, the London club finished 5th in the table missing out on the Champions League next season. The uncertain futures of stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesu Ozil, whose contracts expire next summer, certainly didn't help quell dissatisfaction with Wenger.