Arsene Wenger linked with contract extension

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on the touchline at Stamford Bridge on January 20, 2013
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Arsenal are determined to stand by Arsene Wenger and will offer their manager a two-year contract extension, according to reports.

Arsenal are reportedly preparing to offer manager Arsene Wenger a two-year contract extension despite the club's stuttering campaign to date.

The Gunners saw their best chance of winning silverware this season dashed on Saturday when they suffered a shock defeat to Blackburn Rovers in a fifth-round FA Cup tie.

Wenger is under increasing pressure to deliver silverware in North London for the first time since 2005, with only the Champions League and a top-four finish left to fight for this season.

Despite eight seasons without adding to the trophy cabinet Arsenal want to keep their French coach and will offer him a new deal before the season ends, according to The Sun.

Wenger has been at the club since October 1996 but his current deal expires in 2014.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger shouts from the touchline during the FA Cup 5th round against Blackburn Rovers on February 16, 2013
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