June 29, 2017

Wenger and Kroenke agree two-year extension at Arsenal

01 June 2017, 01:16 | Simon Arnold

Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea late in the second half, after Chelsea had lost Victor Moses to a second yellow card for diving, but Wenger's men had the ideal response as Aaron Ramsey bagged the winner three minutes later.

Following a hard weekend for Chelsea Football Club as a whole, manager Antonio Conte has today come out in defence of one of his players, following a post-FA Cup Final backlash. Wenger's future was said to be on the cusp of being decided in a board meeting in which chief executive Ivan Gazidis will apparently propose the appointment of a sporting director, a move which Wenger is opposed to.

"Sanchez is not an out-and-out centre forward, he likes to play wide and come inside, though I've seen evidence this season he can play down the middle and score goals to a high level".

'If you ask me now whether Arsenal are going to be in the top four next season, I would say most probably not'. "But, because of the debate, I should have sorted that out earlier".

Despite winning a record-breaking seventh FA Cup last weekend, Wenger will face fierce opposition from some fans when the contract is announced while it is also understood some members of Arsenal's board wanted him to leave. Per Mertesacker says his key role in Arsenal's FA Cup final triumph was fuelled by the critics who claimed he was past his best.

But the Italian insisted: "Now the most important thing is to give a correct evaluation of our season because for me it was incredible".

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"The players play for their future, for their next season", he said. I worked until the last day of my contract.

Wenger berated those fans who had called for his exit during matches in the latter part of the season, but said he does not have to hold it against them in the long-run.

"Am I the right man to lead this club further?" If you can not forgive, you can not trust. That's why I often tell fans to be careful what you wish for. We play for the 99.9 per cent.

"If Costa gets one in 90 minutes I've done my job", Holding said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard. The contract offered by Stan Kroenke just needs to be approved by the club's board today. "But I repeat Moses is an honest player and if there was this situation he was exhausted and he didn't want to cheat the referee".

After a torrid run of form at the start of spring, Wenger opted to alter his tactics and set his side out with a three-man defence.

The club's recent FA Cup victory demonstrated that Wenger still has a talented squad at his disposal, yet consistent failure on the biggest stage has become all too familiar at the Emirates.

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