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Arsene Wenger "set to sign" new two year deal

The club knows that Arsene Knows.

little bit about to applaud
little bit about to applaud
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Arsene Wenger's current contract runs until the end of the 2016-17 season. There has been a lot of speculation about what will happen - would he retire if Arsenal win the league this year? Will he finally decide he wants to slow down a bit? Who could possibly take over in his absence?

Well, it looks like we might have to delay that conversation a couple more seasons:

Yep. There's another deal on the table, or at least being routed towards the table, that would keep the only Arsenal manager most of you have ever known at the club for what would be, if he sees out all three years remaining on this deal and the next, 23 years in charge at the club.

I don't need to tell you how I feel about Arsene Wenger, nor will I bullet point all his accomplishments yet again - they're easy enough to find. I will, however, say that this obviously makes me very happy indeed, and I hope that the next three years are as successful as the last 20 have been. If not more so.