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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 at the Arsenal Victory Parade after winning the FA Cup Final 

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.

Published with permission from Squawka News.

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