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  • FILE - In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 file photo, Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger punches the air in celebration of their win against Hull City at the end of their English FA Cup final soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has signed a three-year deal with the Premier League club, keeping him at the Emirates Stadium until 2017. The new deal was announced by Arsenal on Friday and will take Wenger into his 21st year at the club, where he has been in charge since 1996. The 64-year-old Frenchman won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups in the first half of his Arsenal tenure, but failed to capture a trophy in nine years until winning this season's FA Cup. Wenger has guided the London side into the Champions League for 17 consecutive seasons and is the longest-serving manager in the Premier League. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, file)

    Wenger signs new 3-year deal at Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger signed a new three-year deal to manage Arsenal until 2017, renewing his commitment to the club on Friday after ending a nine-year trophy drought.

  • Arsenal's soccer team players parade through the street of London Sunday, May 18, 2014, on a open top bus in celebration of their English FA Cup win. Aaron Ramsey scored in extra time to clinch a 3-2 victory over Hull on Saturday, making Arsenal FA Cup Winners for the fifth time in Arsene Wenger's 14-year  tenure as coach of The Gunners. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Arsenal celebrates FA Cup win with trophy parade

    For the tens of thousands Arsenal fans lining the streets of north London on Sunday, it had been a long time coming.

  • Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey, front, celebrates with Mikel Arteta after his team won the English FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Arsenal won 3-2 after extra-time. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    FA Cup: Arsenal takes silverware with extra-time goal

    The nine-year wait for a trophy was over, and the manager, who had felt the pressure of the drought, could finally celebrate on the Wembley Stadium field. For the fifth time in Arsene Wenger's 14 years, the Gunners are FA Cup winners.

  • Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny, bottom right,  holds his leg after taking a knock when scoring his sides second goal during the English FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Arsenal ends 9-year title drought with FA Cup win

    Doused in champagne by Arsenal's victorious players, Arsene Wenger was a success again.

  • Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger, center right, and Bacary Sagna, center left, wave to the supporters as the team parade around the stadium in their last home match of the season, after their English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday, May 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Wenger says he'll be back at Arsenal next season

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted Sunday he'll be back for another season at the club, ending speculation that he might leave after nearly 18 years at the helm.

  • Arsenal beats West Ham 3-1 in Premier League

    Lukas Podolski scored twice as Arsenal came from a goal down to beat West Ham 3-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday and provisionally reclaim the last Champions League spot.

  • Everton's Romelu Lukaku, centre right, scores past Arsenal's goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Liverpool moves back on top, Arsenal sinks

    Steven Gerrard scored twice from the penalty spot as Liverpool stretched its Premier League winning streak to nine matches and returned to the top of the table with a 2-1 win at West Ham on Sunday, while Arsenal was dealt another blow by a top-five team in a 3-0 thrashing by Everton.

  • 5 things to know about the Premier League

    Jose Mourinho might have been right after all. Since Chelsea inflicted Manchester City its sole home defeat of the season in February, the Blues manager has been insisting his players are not the frontrunners in the race for the Premier League title, instead sticking the favorite tag on City.

  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure celebrates after scoring against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    City outclasses United, Arsenal slips up

    Manchester City's title charge gained further momentum with a humbling 3-0 win at fierce rival Manchester United but Arsenal's hopes of winning the Premier League were dented by drawing 2-2 with Swansea on Tuesday.

  • Referee Andre Marriner, in grey, sends off Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs, left, during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Mar  22  2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Leader Chelsea humiliates Arsenal as ref blunders

    A day of drama in the English Premier League produced 32 goals - including Wayne Rooney scoring from halfway - and a referee admitting he sent off the wrong player as Arsene Wenger's 1,000th match ended in embarrassment at Chelsea on Saturday.

  • Arsenal's Oliver Giroud, Tomas Rosicky and Serge Gnabry, from left, leave the pitch after the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Arsenal in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Lack of strikers hurts Arsenal in Champions League

    As he digests Arsenal's fourth straight exit in the last 16 of the Champions League, it may be time for Arsene Wenger to own up to a familiar shortcoming - his chronic shortage of strikers.

  • England's Jack Wilshere, front, competes with Denmark's Peter Ankersen during the international friendly soccer match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Arsenal's title hopes fade with Wilshere out

    With Jack Wilshere out for six weeks, few would bet on Arsenal to win its first Premier League title since 2004.

  • Munich's Toni Kroos, front celebrates his side's opening goal with David Alaba, Javier Martinez and Dante, from left,  during a Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 .(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Bayern beats Arsenal 2-0 in Champions League

    Second-half goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller gave holder Bayern Munich a 2-0 victory over 10-man Arsenal and a firm grip of their last 16 Champions League tie on Wednesday.

  • Arsenal's Lukas Poldoski celebrates after scoring the opening goal during their fourth round English FA Cup soccer match between Arsenal and Coventry City at the Emirates stadium in London, Friday, Jan.  24, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Arsenal beats Coventry 4-0 in FA Cup 4th round

    Lukas Podolski scored a brace in the first half on Friday to help give Arsenal a routine 4-0 victory over third-tier Coventry in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

  • 5 thoughts from the Champions League games

    One third of the way through the Champions League group stage, it's no longer too early to start drawing some conclusions. As expected, Europe's big teams are already starting to pull ahead. Here are five thoughts to chew on from this week's matches:

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  • "You could say there was a lack of fight," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "It's a massive worry. We have to come back with much more personality and much stronger challenges."

    Liverpool moves back on top, Arsenal sinks →

  • "I'm 100 percent determined to fight to make the top four but it will be difficult," said Wenger. "We have a run-in that is feasible but we must focus on the quality of our displays before dreaming of places."

    Liverpool moves back on top, Arsenal sinks →

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