Thierry Henry reacts to Wenger's new two-year deal

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Then there was admiration.

"But he is not leaving, the board have assessed the situation to see if it was the best for the club". He was the first foreign-born manager to achieve the double.

Despite that, Wenger was offered a renewal and Henry hopes his change in formation will help win the title.

By 2001, he was building the team that would become known as the "Invincibles" " one that went through the 2003-04 league season unbeaten.

How did Arsenal's Premier League form this season compare to 2015/16? Suddenly the priority was financing the new 60,000-seat stadium over strengthening the playing squad.

Meanwhile, Usmanov called on the board to give complete backing to Wenger in the quest for trophies - or risk tarnishing his long-standing reputation.

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There was a gradual loss of leadership at the club, on and off the field, and it began to show in results. He has won more league titles at Arsenal than any other manager before him. He made his debut for the senior team in the second division in the 2012-13 season.

Aspirations lowered at the Emirates. "Our goal is to compete for and win trophies here and in Europe", he added.

"This is the most important thing, look at the quality of that Arsenal side".

"I am pleased Arsene Wenger will continue to manage Arsenal for the next two years - he is one of the best coaches in Europe", Usmanov said in a statement today.

Although fellow Gunners legend Martin Keown believes the club must sell star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, Adams believes the loss of the two would lead to a collapse next term and expects their rivals to strengthen even further.

With his future finally resolved, Arsene Wenger has one last chance to restore his battered reputation and end the civil war that threatened to tear Arsenal apart.

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Arsenal are expected to spend at least £100 million on new players in the upcoming transfer window but that's roughly what they spent last summer, only to finish fifth and fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in Wenger's 21-year tenure.

By now, though, there was a small but loud contingent of fans that was growing exhausted with Wenger.

Yet, the Frenchman is upbeat ahead of the start of the next season.

They also crashed out of the Champions League after two 5-1 defeats at the hands of Bayern Munich.

However, the club defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley - their third victory in the competition since the 2013-14 competition - and Wenger has now committed his future to the club, despite a swathe of fan protests throughout the season.

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