Arsene Wenger Believes He Deserves A New Contract After FA Cup Win


Arsene Wenger has signed a new two-year contract to remain as Arsenal manager, the FA Cup winners have announced.

They will look back together on the season, which ended on a high with Saturday's FA Cup final victory over Chelsea but fell short in the Premier League, where the team finished fifth.

Arsenal suffered a humiliating 10-2 aggregate defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League, leading to months of protests from supporters calling for Wenger to end his 21-year reign.

The Frenchman has been at the helm for nearly 21 years and, despite a section of supporters calling for him to depart this summer when his contract expires, he is now expected to further that stay after holding talks with Arsenal's board on Tuesday.

"Arsene Wenger was the greatest manager I've ever seen at Arsenal".

The 67-year-old has been with Arsenal since 1996, winning three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and reaching the Champions League final in 2006. "Sometimes I think it could be tiredness and I don't think - and I repeat - if my player dived he did it with the real intention to do this.

This is a strong group of players, and with some additions we can be even more successful", said the Frenchman.

While that remains unclear, Wenger said the win against Chelsea was the ideal example of what Arsenal were capable of under his guidance.

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"With no one to step in, it will now be a disaster if Arsene goes".

He complained, with justification, that Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener for Arsenal should not have been allowed to stand due to a "very clear" handball, but admitted his team's start "wasn't good enough". Especially when Fabregas came on, we were ready to run back to cut out those long balls over the top that he plays.

"The best presentation is to watch the game", he said.

"I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement", the Frenchman said.

"But, at Arsenal, he's got total dominance".

Lauren, who was part of Arsenal's unbeaten "Invincibles" as they won their last Premier League title in 2004, believes keeping Wenger is a positive move - but called on his ex-manager to spend big this summer.

"I think the players must keep in mind our fantastic season and also this final". "I have to give him credit for that, because there were a lot of people saying he can't deliver any more".