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Mesut Ozil Purchase Convinces Arsenal To Offer Arsene Wenger New Deal

Frenchman has been at Arsenal now since 1996. 

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Arsenal are set to offer veteran head coach Arsene Wenger a new contract at the end of this season, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.

The Frenchman, who completed the club-record purchase of Germany international Mesut Ozil from Spanish giants Real Madrid for £42.4m in the final hours of transfer deadline day, has a current deal at the Emirates that now only runs until the end of this campaign.

And following the north London club’s shock opening-day 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League, there had been calls by some of the Gunners’ fans for Wenger not to be offered a new contract to remain in the capital beyond next summer.

However, the recent capture of Ozil, who Wenger played a key role in securing after making a personal phone call to the 24-year-old playmaker in order to convince the German to swap the Santiago Bernabeu for the Emirates, has now convinced Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis to offer Wenger a new bumper deal to continue his 17-year association with the club.

Wenger, who has been linked of late with a move back to his homeland to become director of football at big-spending Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, has won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups since becoming Arsenal manager in 1996.

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