Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has signed a new three-year extension to his current contract, as confirmed by the club on Friday.
Wenger has been with Arsenal for 17 years and is currently the longest-serving manager in English football.
He is also the longest-serving and most successful manager in the club’s history, winning eight major trophies and qualifying for 17 straight Champions League campaigns.
“I want to stay and to continue to develop the team and the club. We are entering a very exciting period. We have a strong squad, financial stability and huge support around the world. We are all determined to bring more success to this club,” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“The club has always shown faith in me and I'm very grateful for that. We have gone through fantastic periods and also periods where we have had to stick together. Every time when that togetherness was tested I got the right response. I think I have shown some loyalty as well towards this club and hopefully we can make some more history. I am sure we can.”
Arsenal chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, said: “We are delighted that Arsène has renewed his contract for a further three years. He is a man of principle, who lives and breathes Arsenal. He has established Arsenal for its exciting playing style around the world, continues his commitment to young players and has the ability to bring top-class players to the club. I have no doubt we have an exciting future ahead of us with him leading the team.”