Arsenal expect Arsene Wenger to sign a new deal this month

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Arsenal expect long-serving manager Arsene Wenger to sign a new three-year deal at the club by the end of May.

This information comes courtesy of The Daily Star, who suggest that Wenger appears to have secured the length of contract he initially desired and also claim that one of the key reasons for such a tedious delay was due to the Frenchman's apparent displeasure at chief executive Ivan Gazidis' announcement back in January that Wenger would definitely be staying beyond the summer.

Although he obviously still retains the support of the majority of the club's fanbase, there have certainly been notable ripples of dissent towards Wenger in recent months with Arsenal having suffered a loss of form in the second half of the Premier League season which - along with a failure to strengthen key areas of the squad sufficiently during the January transfer window - ultimately cost them the chance of winning their first title in a decade.

The Gunners were ultimately able to secure fourth place after a spirited battle from Roberto Martinez's Everton and the overall success of a truly eventful 2013/14 campaign will be decided today at Wembley as Arsenal take on Hull in the final of the FA Cup.

With Arsenal not having lifted a trophy of any sort since 2005, Wenger will surely be hoping that a win will give his side renewed vigour and a sense of real confidence moving forward in the knowledge that such a debilitating drought is finally at an end.

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