New deal for Wenger

LONDON - Arsene Wenger has agreed a new three-year contract as Arsenal manager, BBC Sport understands.

LONDON - Arsene Wenger has agreed a new three-year contract as Arsenal manager, BBC Sport understands.

The Gunners are set to announce in the next two days that an agreement has been reached with the 57-year-old French boss.

"The new deal will earn Wenger about £4 million a year," said BBC sports editor Mihir Bose. "The timing is no big surprise because the last time he signed a new deal was towards the end of his last contract."

Wenger's deal was set to run out at the end of the season and speculation over his future was fuelled by the departure of striker Thierry Henry in the summer and vice chairman David Dein, who brought him to the club.

Bose added: "Arsenal have enjoyed a revolution under Wenger, he changed their style of play. He wants to win the Champions League with the Gunners - make a mark.

"He wants to stand alongside former boss Herbert Chapman as one of the Arsenal greats.

"There was talk of Real Madrid being interested in him. And now it looks unlikely he will become the next England boss. Wenger does not break a contract." - BBC

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