/Arsenal hands Wenger new contract after review of struggles

Arsenal hands Wenger new contract after review of struggles


AP

Published 8:41 a.m. ET May 31, 2017 | Updated 6 minutes ago

LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger will stay on as Arsenal manager, earning a new two-year contract on Wednesday despite missing out on Champions League qualification.

Arsenal said the 67-year-old Frenchman secured the extension after a full review of the club’s activities “to identify areas for improvement to build a sustained title challenge” was conducted with chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

“I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement,” Wenger said. “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…

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