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Wenger set for three-year Arsenal deal

ESPN staff
October 3, 2013
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Arsene Wenger is set for talks over a new three-year contract at Arsenal.

Wenger's current contract expires at the end of the 2013-14 season, but the Frenchman recently indicated he is open to agreeing an extension, while majority shareholder Stan Kroenke echoed those sentiments.

The Frenchman said last week: "Honestly, I would love to be here forever because it would mean I am immortal."

The 63-year-old's future at Emirates Stadium was the subject of conjecture last season until a strong end to the campaign clinched Champions League qualification.

The club have since been boosted by the £42.5 million signing of Mesut Ozil, who has helped the Gunners put together ten straight wins in all competitions, including their Capital One Cup penalty shoot-out win over West Brom.

And it is claimed Wenger is set to be rewarded for Arsenal's upturn in fortunes, with the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror both reporting he will receive a "£500,000-per-year increase" to his existing terms, making the deal worth £24 million over three years.

The newspapers also suggest Arsenal will be active in the January transfer window after they failed to bring in a striker during the summer.

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