Arsene Wenger hints at new Arsenal contract

Arsene Wenger has hinted that he is close to signing a contract extension at Arsenal following the club's impressive start

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Arsene Wenger has been at Arsenal since 1996 Photo: The Sport Review

Arsene Wenger has hinted that he is close to signing a contract extension at Arsenal following the club’s impressive start to the season.

The Frenchman’s current deal expires next summer but the 63-year-old insists that he would have no problem penning a new contract.

And the Arsenal boss, who has been at the club since 1996 but has failed to win a trophy since 2005, believes a deal could be thrashed out quickly if needed.

“The good thing with me is I don’t need a lot of talk to extend the contract I have,” said Wenger ahead of Saturday’s trip to Swansea. “I don’t think that’s most important thing at the moment.

“I said I want to focus on the quality of our season and no one can question my commitment to this club. I want to do well and the question of me staying will be secondary for that.

“I turned many offers down because I rate what I’ve got here. I always thought this club was special and it is important to know what you want. I rated the qualities this club has shown.

“I am very grateful to this club because during my 17 years here we had ups and down, but they have always showing faith in me.

“They let me always do the job like I felt it was supposed to be done. I am here because of the consistent support inside this club.”

Wenger also paid tribute to Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke for backing the Gunners boss this week.

“I am very honoured to have the support of Stan Kroenke and that he thinks I can help the club,” he said. “That’s a huge confidence vote. Something for me that is very positive.”

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