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Arsenal players glad about manager Arsene Wenger's new deal: Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal players glad about manager Arsene Wenger's new deal: Aaron Ramsey

Wenger had said the uncertainty over his future hurt Arsenal`s chances of success last season.

Arsene Wenger's future: Frenchman to extend stay at Arsenal by two years, claim reports

Arsene Wenger's future: Frenchman to extend stay at Arsenal by two years, claim reports

Wenger, 67, has been Arsenal manager for 21 years, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup trophies, but the club could only manage a fifth-place finish this season.

Five problems for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal

Five problems for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez`s contract expires in 2018 and persuading him to sign a new deal is pivotal to Wenger winning some brownie points.

Premier League: In-form Alexis Sanchez keeps Arsenal in race, Manchester City all but there

Premier League: In-form Alexis Sanchez keeps Arsenal in race, Manchester City all but there

City manager Guardiola is now within touching distance of securing his minimum objective of Champions League qualification following a straightforward home win over West Brom.

Premier League: Arsenal close in with 4-1 win over Stoke City, Riyad Mahrez's slip spares Manchester City

Premier League: Arsenal close in with 4-1 win over Stoke City, Riyad Mahrez's slip spares Manchester City

Arsene Wenger saw his team take a 42nd-minute lead at the bet365 Stadium when Hector Bellerin`s low cross was tapped in by Olivier Giroud.

Premier League: Alexis Sanchez keeps Arsenal in top-four hunt as Arsene Wenger's men beat Southampton 2-0

Premier League: Alexis Sanchez keeps Arsenal in top-four hunt as Arsene Wenger's men beat Southampton 2-0

Victory took Arsene Wenger`s side above Manchester United into fifth place in the table and left them three points below Manchester City, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth.

Premier League: Christian Eriksen' stunner fires Spurs to 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, Robert Huth helps Arsenal beat Leicester

Premier League: Christian Eriksen' stunner fires Spurs to 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, Robert Huth helps Arsenal beat Leicester

Eriksen struck in the 78th minute and Arsenal also left it late, Robert Huth`s 85th-minute own goal giving Arsene Wenger`s men a 1-0 win that left them four points off the Champions League places.

Premier League: Wretched Arsenal hit new low after 3-0 defeat against Crystal Palace

Premier League: Wretched Arsenal hit new low after 3-0 defeat against Crystal Palace

Arsenal, beaten at Palace for the first time since 1979, were shambolic and their underachieving stars were barracked with chants of "you`re not fit to wear the shirt" in the closing stages of their heaviest league defeat this season.

Premier League: Mesut Ozil back in form as Arsenal earn much-needed win over West Ham

Premier League: Mesut Ozil back in form as Arsenal earn much-needed win over West Ham

Arsenal dominated the start of the second half and Jose Fonte and Masuaku needed treatment after colliding in the West Ham box.

Premier League 2016-17: Arsene Wenger hopes Arsenal will build on Manchester City draw

Premier League 2016-17: Arsene Wenger hopes Arsenal will build on Manchester City draw

There was no update on Wenger`s future, but in a sign he may be starting to think about life after Arsenal, he vowed to "always support the club".

Champions League, Bayern Munich vs Arsenal – Arsene Wenger wants Gunners to end last 16 curse

Champions League, Bayern Munich vs Arsenal – Arsene Wenger wants Gunners to end last 16 curse

Bayern dumped Arsenal out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage in both 2013 and 2014.

On a four-match ban: Critics 'want me in jail', jokes Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

On a four-match ban: Critics 'want me in jail', jokes Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Frenchman was handed a four-match touchline ban for verbally abusing and shoving Anthony Taylor during his side`s 2-1 win over Burnley earlier this month.

Premier League: Diego Costa stars in Chelsea's 2-0 win over extend Hull City, Arsenal go second

Premier League: Diego Costa stars in Chelsea's 2-0 win over extend Hull City, Arsenal go second

Following a sickening clash of heads between Chelsea`s Gary Cahill and Hull`s Ryan Mason, Costa struck in the seventh minute of first-half stoppage-time when he turned in Victor Moses`s cross.

League Cup: Manchester United defeat West Ham 4-1, Arsenal ousted by Southampton

League Cup: Manchester United defeat West Ham 4-1, Arsenal ousted by Southampton

United and Southampton will be joined in the semi-final draw by Liverpool, who beat Leeds United 2-0 on Tuesday, and Hull City.

Premier League 2016-17: Jose Mourinho off in Manchester Utd draw, Alexis Sanchez fires Arsenal

Premier League 2016-17: Jose Mourinho off in Manchester Utd draw, Alexis Sanchez fires Arsenal

In the 21st minute, Pogba`s deep cross was nodded in by Ibrahimovic, who has now scored seven league goals this season.

Champions League: Arsenal have lost momentum, admits frustrated Arsene Wenger after 2-2 draw

Champions League: Arsenal have lost momentum, admits frustrated Arsene Wenger after 2-2 draw

Wenger`s side were on course to wrap up top spot in Group A when they led 2-1 late in the second half at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Mesut Ozil produces Lionel Messi-esque goal in Arsenal's Champions League win over Ludogorets – Video

Mesut Ozil produces Lionel Messi-esque goal in Arsenal's Champions League win over Ludogorets – Video

Mesut Ozil's goal meant Arsenal have secured qualification into Champions League Round of 16.

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger downplays hooliganism problem in English game

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger downplays hooliganism problem in English game

Hooliganism is not a problem in English football, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, despite a week in which disturbances at West Ham United`s League Cup tie against Chelsea tarnished the game`s glossy image.

Arsenal want Arsene Wenger stay - but won't rush to talks

Arsenal want Arsene Wenger stay - but won't rush to talks

Wenger -- linked to the England coaching job -- had little to say on his position, other than to assure Arsenal fans he would not still be in charge in another 20 years` time.

Arsenal vs Ludogorets: Mesut Ozil's treble, Alexis Sanchez's gem inspire Gunners to 6-0 win in Champions League

Arsenal vs Ludogorets: Mesut Ozil's treble, Alexis Sanchez's gem inspire Gunners to 6-0 win in Champions League

Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were also on the scoresheet for rampant Arsenal, who are top of Champions League Group A after three matches and well on course for the last 16.