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30/05/2014 12:29 BST | Updated 30/05/2014 13:59 BST

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger Agrees Three-Year Contract

Arsene Wenger has agreed a new three-year deal with Arsenal which will keep him and the FA Cup winners together until 2017.

Since joining the Gunners in 1996, Wenger has led the club to seven major trophies, including the Double season of 2001-02. The club's greatest achievement under his tenure was the 'Invincibles' run of 2003-04 when his side went the entire Premier League campaign without losing a match as part of a 49-game unbeaten run.

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Arsene Wenger celebrating Arsenals' first trophy in nine years

However, the FA Cup victory earlier this month was the first honour since 2005 and pressure had been growing on Wenger to break that unwanted run and bring some silverware back to the Emirates.

The 64-year-old, who has now taken charge of 1,010 Arsenal matches, told the club's official website: “I want to stay and to continue to develop the team and the club. We are entering a very exciting period. We have a strong squad, financial stability and huge support around the world. We are all determined to bring more success to this club.

“The club has always shown faith in me and I'm very grateful for that. We have gone through fantastic periods and also periods where we have had to stick together. Every time when that togetherness was tested I got the right response. I think I have shown some loyalty as well towards this club and hopefully we can make some more history. I am sure we can.”

Arsenal chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, said Wenger was a man who "lived and breathed Arsenal".

"I have no doubt we have an exciting future ahead of us with him leading the team."