Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Grateful Wenger Happy with His Lot at Arsenal

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Grateful Wenger Happy with His Lot at Arsenal

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ARSENE Wenger believes he was right to turn down the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and even the England job to stay on as Arsenal manager for 17 years - and would welcome ending his coaching career at the Emirates Stadium.

The Frenchman, who will turn 64 next month, has received the full backing of owner Stan Kroenke as his young team look to deliver a first trophy since 2005 with the London club embarking on what they hope will be a new chapter backed by increased financial resources, which helped secure the record PS43m signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.

Following the disappointment of an opening-day 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa, Wenger has since guided Arsenal safely into the group stages of the Champions League, to the top of the Barclays Premier League table and on Wednesday night saw the next generation come through a penalty shoot-out in the Capital One Cup at West Brom. …

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