Piers Morgan reacts to Arsene Wenger's contract extension on Twitter

Arsene Wenger Press Conference - 18/02/2014

Arsenal fan and media mogul admits defeat in his #WengerOut campaign but pledges support to the Gunners mainstay.

After steering Arsenal to a first trophy in nine years, Arsene Wenger has committed himself to North London for a further three years after agreeing a contract extension with the Gunners.

As per a BBC report, the anticipated renewal will be completed this weekend, tying Wenger down until 2017 - by which point he will have served a 21-year tenure.

Responding to the news, renowned Arsenal fan and former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan said: "Wenger has agreed a new three-year contract to stay as manager. My Wenger Out campaign has therefore failed and I accept defeat.

"I will also now throw my support behind Wenger for the duration of his new contract while reserving the right to be critical."

With the agreement coming so soon after the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, Wenger will now be able to concentrate on a recruitment policy as Arsenal look to fortify their squad ahead of the new campaign.

The club have been linked with moves for a number of elite-level talents including former son Cesc Fabregas and Italian gun Mario Balotelli. The club also need to replace outbound right back Bacary Sagna, with Juanfran and Serge Aurier both mooted as viable candidates.

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