Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly agreed a two-year contract extension after meeting club owner Stan Kroenke on Monday.
The BBC claims Arsenal will confirm Wenger’s new deal on Wednesday, five days after the manager guided the Gunners to the 2017 FA Cup title.
Regardless of cup success, Wenger’s position has been subject to intense scrutiny throughout the 2016-2017 season.
A vocal minority of Arsenal fans were exasperated by underwhelming results during the season, with Bayern Munich notoriously destroying them by a 10-2 aggregate margin in the Champions League in March.
Wenger also failed to deliver Champions League football next season after Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League, 21 points behind title winners Chelsea.
Wenger recently lambasted the criticisms he has endured this season. “The lack of respect from some has been a disgrace and I will never never forget it,” he told BBC Sport.
Wenger silenced his critics, though, as Arsenal won the FA Cup after beating Chelsea by a 2-1 score.
The Frenchman’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of June. By signing a new contract, Wenger – who had been earning £8.9 million per year – extends his Gunners tenure to 23 years.
He has led the club to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup trophies.