'I'll show Arsenal board a replay of the final' - Wenger

Hope Soto
June 1, 2017

The Arsenal board is set to rubber-stamp Arsène Wenger's new two-year contract when they meet on Tuesday morning, as part of a detailed discussion about the club's direction.

Arsene Wenger said Arsenal's "spectacular" 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was just reward for an outstanding display from his team at the end of a turbulent season.

Wenger's future has been the subject of fierce debate for most of the season and he admitted after the FA Cup final the uncertainty had had an impact on the season.

Despite beating Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final, Arsenal's superiority over rivals Tottenham all but ended with a 2-0 defeat in the north London derby as Spurs went on to finish above their neighbours for the first time since 1995.

Although it is certain that Kroenke and the Board are more than happy for Wenger to carry on business as usual, the 67 year-old may still surprise everyone by turning down the offer.

The Daily Mirror's chief football writer John Cross, author of "Arsene Wenger: The Inside Story Of Arsenal Under Arsene Wenger", first covered the club for Islington Gazette and has covered his reign through 20 years as a national reporter. "I think I have shown you that I have exactly the same commitment".

After a gruelling 10-odd months, in which neither the players nor the managerial staff got any respite due to the non-stop footballing action, Conte is looking forward to unwind in the off season.

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Arsene Wenger's side, however, won this thrilling match through Aaron Ramsey's effort.

"They've just had a fantastic FA Cup win after an awesome 20 years".

Arsenal produced their best display for years and Mertesacker said that the high level the team reached was testament to Wenger's enduring ability.

Asked if he would speak to the directors, he said: "The best presentation, watch the game and there can be no doubt".

"But when a game starts you support your team".

"This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful".

"For the trust from my team-mates and my manager because being sidelined for such a long time, I suffered a lot this season because you want to contribute on the pitch". Arsenal was completely dominant, something it was rarely able to claim over the past season.

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