Premier League club Arsenal have confirmed that their manager will stay on for at least another two years.
Wenger has been with Arsenal since 1996 and won three Premier League titles as well as seven FA Cup trophies, but a section of the club’s support want the Frenchman out.
“Arsenal Football Club and Arsène Wenger have agreed a two-year extension to his contract as manager,” Arsenal announced on their website on Wednesday, four days after Wenger became the most successful FA Cup coach with seven trophies.
“Announcing the news, our majority owner Stan Kroenke said: Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe. It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved. Arsène is the best person to help us make that happen. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing.
“Arsène and chief executive Ivan Gazidis have conducted a full review of our on and off the pitch activities to identify areas for improvement to build a sustained title challenge.
Wenger said: “I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement. We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere. This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful. We’re committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season.
“I am grateful to have the support of the board and Stan in doing everything we can to win more trophies. It’s what we all want and I know it’s what our fans around the world demand.”