Despite some fan unrest, long serving manager Arsene Wenger has signed a new two year deal to continue his reign at Arsenal until 2019. Wenger has been in charge of the club since 1996.
The news comes after speculation that the Arsenal could have been looking for potential replacements for the Frenchman, however obviously that doesn’t seem to be the case.
This past season has seen Arsenal finish outside the top four for the first time under Wenger’s reign sparking a debate whether he is still up for the job. Arsene however, did become the most successful manager in FA Cup history when Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley.
During his tenure at the Gunners, Wenger has won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups and led Arsenal to the famous invincible’s season.
The frustration for Arsenal fans though is that they want the Premier League title and they want to see progress in Europe and in recent years they haven’t seen it.
They have had no Premier League title win for 13 years and in Europe they have been largely disappointing, culminating in a 10-2 aggregate defeat against Bayern Munich this season just gone.
Arsene Wenger addressed concerns about ambitions for next season but one would suspect that most Arsenal fans do not have faith in the Frenchman.
“We’re committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season.”
Can Arsenal win the Premier League next season? Or will it more frustration for the fans?
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