Wenger agrees two-year Arsenal extension

Updated: 

Arsene Wenger has signed a new two-year contract with Arsenal to bring an end to the speculation surrounding his future at the Premier League club.

Arsenal confirmed the extension on Wednesday after the Frenchman had met with majority owner Stan Kroenke on Monday before a board meeting on Tuesday.

Wenger's contract was due to expire at the end of June and the Frenchman had been evasive when facing questions on his future over the final months of the 2016-17 campaign.

But he has now extended his stay, with Kroenke believing he is the best man to secure the club's first Premier League title since 2004.

"Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe," Kroenke told the club's website.

"It is what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won't rest until that is achieved.

"Arsene is the best person to help us make that happen. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing."