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Arsenal Prepare New Three-Year Deal For Manager Arsene Wenger

Gunners want Frenchman to remain in the capital beyond the end of his current deal next summer. 

Arsenal want to tie head coach Arsene Wenger down to a new bumper long-term contract as soon as possible, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The experienced Frenchman has been in north London now since September 1996, winning three Premier League titles and four FA Cups along the way.

However, the Gunners have not won a trophy since claiming the last of those four FA Cup triumphs against arch-rivals Manchester United at the Millennium stadium in 2005, an eight-year drought that has only served to increase the pressure on Wenger’s shoulders.

But following the eye-catching start to the new campaign that Arsenal have made, both in the Premier League and in the Uefa Champions League as well, the club are now understood to be desperate to get Wenger to put pen to paper on a new three-year deal as quickly as possible.

And it is understood that talks between Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis are now planned for the upcoming international break, when the 63-year-old is expected to be offered a pay rise of £500,000 per pear on his current salary, meaning that the Arsenal boss would earn a whopping £8 million per season were he to agree terms with the club.