Arsene Wenger set to be handed new long-term Arsenal contract

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Arsenal are reportedly preparing to offer manager Arsene Wenger a new deal, with his current contract only having one more year remaining.

Despite unrest last season as the Gunners finished in second place in the Premier League and ended the campaign with no silverware, it appears as though they could keep faith in the Frenchman.

According to The Mirror, he will see his current deal extended for another two years, thus securing his position for another three years in total.

While the disappointment and frustration at the Emirates last season was warranted, Wenger has arguably sent out the perfect statement of intent already this summer by making his first signing early on.

Having signed Granit Xhaka, the Swiss international is expected to be the first of a few new faces at the club ahead of next season, which in turn is what the Arsenal supporters have been crying out for in recent years.

With the north London giants linked with various other players both in England and around Europe, it looks as though Wenger has heeded the message and will strengthen his squad significantly this summer with a view of remaining competitive next season.

The disappointment of missing out on the Premier League crown last year, particularly given it was arguably their best chance in some time, will remain sore.

However, if Wenger is to stay long-term and now shows the type of ambition and desire to improve in the transfer market ahead of what will be a testing year next season, then perhaps he will get the disillusioned supporters back onside.

With the arrival of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte in the Premier League next season, coupled with the on-going threat from the likes of Leicester City, Tottenham and Liverpool, Wenger will certainly be under pressure to keep Arsenal in the hunt for league glory.

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