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Arsene Wenger set for new £24m contract

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Arsenal are close to agreeing a new three-year contract with manager Arsene Wenger, which will take his tenure at the club past the 20-year mark.

According to The Times, the Gunners have been in talks with Wenger and his representatives since early in October over extending his stay at Emirates Stadium, and the report claims negotiations over a contract worth £24million are close to completion.

Most Arsenal fans will welcome the news that their most successful ever manager is going to remain at the club after a terrific start to the season, apart from an opening day defeat to Aston Villa.

The anger after that game had many calling for Wenger to go, but the subsequent signing of Mesut Ozil and a series of strong displays has transformed the atmosphere at the north London club.

Arsenal are now sitting four points clear at the summit of the Premier League and will have a chance to make a huge statement backing up their title credentials in their next three fixtures against Everton, Manchester City and Chelsea.

Wenger has continually refused to elaborate on any talk of a new deal, which led to some fearing this could be his last season with the Gunners as his curreent deal expires in the summer, but the Frenchman's insistence that his future was nothing to worry about seems to be accurate, according to The Times report.

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