Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be targeting next season’s Premier League title after signing a new two-year deal at Emirate to extend his stay at the club to 23 years.
Both Arsenal and Wenger does not see this deal as a deal that could be the last between the two sides, as there is no clause in the contract which indicates any break.
Arsene Wenger said “I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement,”.
Arsenal will also be expected to spend at least £100m on new players in the upcoming transfer window, which opens on 1 July, having also spent around that figure last summer.
Arsenal who finished 18 points behind champions Chelsea, eventually beat premier league champions 2-1 to win the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.
Wenger had a meeting with club owner Stan Kroenke on Monday to determine his future, with the decision relayed to directors at a Tuesday board meeting.
Following Wednesday’s official announcement, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “There is no complacency anywhere at this club.”Our goal is to compete for and win trophies here and in Europe. Everything we do is designed to make that happen and we will be working hard on and off the pitch this summer to improve and make a strong challenge next season.”
American majority owner Kroenke said the Gunners’ ambition was to win the Premier League and “other major trophies in Europe” under Frenchman Wenger.
The BBC also reported that Kroenke said “It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved, Arsene is the best person to help us make that happen,” he added.