Wenger set to stay after Cup win: This is a turning point for this team

Arsene Wenger Press Conference - 18/02/2014

The Arsenal manager saw his side come back from 2-0 down to win the FA Cup 3-2, saying this signalled a new era for the team with him remaining in charge.

Arsenal fans look like getting a double reward following their FA Cup final win, after Arsene Wenger confirmed he was looking to stay at the club next season and take his FA Cup winning team forwards.

The Frenchman's contract has been a matter of some debate as the season has run on, with rumours swirling that various European giants wanted to steal him away from the Gunners once his contract ended this summer.

Wenger himself was eager to wait until the end of the season before addressing the situation, and speaking to ITV Sport after the final, was focused on making history once more with the club.

"We wanted to make history tonight and win the game and we did that in both ways - how not to start the Cup final and how to come back," Wenger said.

"I think it was a turning point in the life time of this team - to know they can win in that way was really important today."

"It would have been terrible [to lose] but we came back. I've praised the spirit of this team and they showed that today."

Clearly believing that this is just the start of success for Arsenal, Wenger was then pressed on whether he could finally disclose whether he'd be staying at the club next season, and confirmed his interest to remain with the Gunners, saying: "I always said my future doesn't depend on this but I always wanted to stay."

He later reaffirmed his position to various media sources, answering Sky Sports' question of whether he'll stay with: "Normally, yes of course." 

Wenger is now likely to officially sign a new contract in the next few days.

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