Wenger has signed new deal - BBC report

A day earlier, sources told ESPN FC that Wenger had already agreed the broad outline of a new two-year contract at the club as long ago as November, with Tuesday's board meeting the final hurdle before signing it.

Wenger has aired his commitment to the cause on the regular basis, admitting at one stage that he has shunned offers from the biggest clubs in world football to stay in north London, but Adams claims he is only in that position because Arsenal have given him "free rein".

"Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe. Of course we'll try to strengthen our squad to be stronger next season, but we want to be faithful to the way we want to play the game", he said.

"Arsene is the best person to help us make that happen", he added. The 67-year-old brings stability, certainty and a proven track record of keeping Arsenal in and around their domestic rivals at the top end of the Premier League.

Wenger's future has been the source of speculation for months.

Arsenal revealed Wenger had conducted a full review of the club's activities on and off the field along with chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

Wenger's future has been up in the air for much of the season as both he and the club refused to publicly announce their intentions.

The FA Cup win served as a great tonic for many Arsenal fans as they immediately forget the fact that the Gunners will not be campaigning in next season's UEFA Champions League.

"I believe that our squad is very strong and we will only look for top-class people who can strengthen our team now".

In the midst of those protests, the club endured a turbulent spell as Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League following a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in February and suffered crushing away defeats against Liverpool, West Brom and Crystal Palace.

"I am grateful to have the support of the board and Stan in doing everything we can to win more trophies".

Gazidis said there was no complacency.

Wenger has come under greater pressure from supporters than ever before, with fans holding "Wenger Out" placards, boycotting home games and chartering planes to trail banners calling for him to go. Our goal is to compete for and win trophies here and in Europe.


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