Wenger ‘excited’ after signing new two-year deal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed his excitement and determination after signing a new two-year deal at the north London club.

The Frenchman had talks with the Gunners board on Tuesday regarding his future at the club, as his contract was due to expire at the end of the season.

Arsenal claimed the FA Cup at the weekend, but many fans remained frustrated with Wenger after the team finished outside the Premier League's top-four.

Despite the critics, Wenger has opted to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium by signing a two-year deal.

"I'm happy and excited," he told the club's official website. "Happy because I can work where I love to be. As well because this club cherishes the values I love.

"I'm excited because I believe that our end of season is a big springboard to go for more. We have created a dynamic that is very positive and we want to build on that and transfer that positive end of season [form] to the new season.

"They are of course unlimited, our ambitions. We live in a very competitive world where you need the support of the owner as well. He's highly ambitious and supportive as well so, on that front, we are all united with exactly the same targets."