Rumour: Arsene Wenger set to sign new contract at Arsenal within 72 hours
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to put pen-to-paper on a new three-year deal within the next 72 hours, according to the Mirror. The Frenchman led Arsenal to their first trophy in 9 years on Saturday as they defeated Hull City to win the...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to put pen-to-paper on a new three-year deal within the next 72 hours, according to the Mirror.
The Frenchman led Arsenal to their first trophy in 9 years on Saturday as they defeated Hull City to win the FA Cup at Wembley. It was reported that should Wenger have lost the final, he would have still signed a new contract with the hierarchy keen to keep the Frenchman.
However, after the success the board are now keen to reward Wenger with an £8 million-a-year contract and he has confirmed that the deal will be officially agreed before he flies to Brazil to be a pundit for French TV station TF1.
Wenger said: “Yes, because I will go to Brazil on June 10. It will be done before then.”
Wenger also confirmed after the game he intended to stay at Arsenal.
He said at the time: “We wanted to make history tonight and win the game and we did that in both ways – how not to start the Cup final and how to come back.”
I think it was a turning point in the life time of this team – to know they can win in that way was really important today.
“It would have been terrible [to lose] but we came back. I’ve praised the spirit of this team and they showed that today.”On his future: “I always said my future doesn’t depend on this but I always wanted to stay.”
It is thought the Arsenal board will back Wenger once again in the transfer window, as they did last summer when the club splashed out £42.4 million for Mesut Ozil.
Wenger is keen to bolster a number of areas in his squad, including signing a striker to take the burden off Olivier Giroud who has led the line for the majority of the season. Loic Remy is a reported target, however, Wenger has yet to identify many of the men he wants to bring in.