Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gets a three year contract extension and is also reported to have been given a transfer war chest of £100 Million to strengthen his team in the summer according to the media.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the 64 year old Frenchman who has been at in the club for 17 years is expected to sign his new deal that will see him pocket £7.5 Million a year before heading for the World Cup in Brazil. Speculations over the Frenchman’s future has been going on for a while before last Saturday’s FA Cup Final match as Wembley, which Arsenal won.
Now the boss can now settle to down to strategize towards signing some more players for next season as well as prepare his team for pre-season trip to the United States. Reports were rife in the media that the former Monaco man was going to ditch the club if things went contrary to plans last Saturday, and now all that seem to have been put to bed with this latest news in the press.
Wenger is said to be interested in the signing of a couple of key players to strengthen some major areas of the team. Arsenal have the small maters of convincing Bacary Sagna to stay and sign a new deal, and also need to sign a couple of players. Players like Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen and Javier Martinez of Bayern Munich have been linked with the club.
Arsenal are also reported to have opened transfer talks with Serge Aurier of Toulouse, and the fans expected further development as regards whether or not the 21 year old Ivory Coast international will be signing to replace Bacary Sagna or as a backup to the 31 year old Frenchman.
Last Saturday, Wenger won his fifth FA Cup trophy after the Gunners came back from two goals down to beat Hull City by 3-2. Saturday’s victory was Arsenal’s 11th in the FA Cup, and is seen as massive boost in the club’s desire to put the trophy drought of the past 9 seasons that have plagued the team behind them.