LONDON – Arsenal says Arsene Wenger has signed a new two-year contract despite missing out on Champions League qualification.
The announcement from Arsenal on Wednesday will extend Wenger’s reign to 23 years if the 67-year-old Frenchman completes his contract.
Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996, making him by far the longest-serving current manager in English soccer. He has won three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cup titles — the most recent coming on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Chelsea.
Arsenal qualified for the Champions League in every full season under Wenger until this year, when the team missed out after finishing fifth in the Premier League.