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Arsenal Must Stick With Arsene Wenger, Insists Tony Adams

 Gunners legend urges the club not to lose Wenger, who he says is “worth his weight in gold”.

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has said that the Gunners must do everything in their power to keep hold of Arsene Wenger this summer.

The Frenchman is the longest serving manager in England, having joined Arsenal back in 1996, but his current contract is due to expire at the end of June.

Wenger has given the Arsenal board his word that this season will not be his last at the Emirates Stadium.

However, Adams has urged the North London club not to be complacent and to make sure that they retain the 64-year-old’s services.

Arsenal, who have not won a major trophy since 2005, take on Hull City in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Speaking ahead of the match, Adams told Sky Sports: “It’s about time we won something!

“But Arsene’s been unbelievable for the club. They’ve had a good run in the Champions League and they’ve done well financially.

“But they’re now going into an FA Cup final – there’s no place for losers and they need to win this one. He better stay though! I don’t know anyone else who could do it. He’s done magnificently.

“The production of Arsenal players is second to none. [Other clubs] have been sacking managers left right and centre and it’s great credit to Arsenal Football Club they’ve kept a man in place.

“He’s worth his weight in gold. If I was the owner I’d very much keep him in position. If something’s not broke then don’t fix it.”

Adams, who represented Arsenal over 600 times between 1983 and 2002, was Wenger’s first Gunners captain and the pair won two Premier Leagues and two FA Cups together.

Since Adams’ departure, Wenger has delivered another Premier League title and two more FA Cups.

In total, Wenger has taken charge of 676 Premier League games, masterminding 392 victories and 167 draws. His win percentage is 58%.

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