After much debate over whether Arsene Wenger would step down from his position as manager (or step-up to the Arsenal board-room) regardless of the outcome in the FA Cup final, the North London club have been swift to confirm that they have reached an agreement with the Frenchman over an extended deal.
Building on the cup success of the 2013-14 season, Wenger touched upon the "exciting period" that lays ahead, whilst noting the quality of the current squad, the "financial stability" the club enjoys and "the huge support around the world".
In a statement published on the club's official website, the Frenchman, 64, who has overseen 1,010 matches as Gunners boss, said: "The club has always shown faith in me and I'm very grateful for that. We have gone through fantastic periods and also periods where we have had to stick together.
"Every time when that togetherness was tested I got the right response. I think I have shown some loyalty as well towards this club and hopefully we can make some more history. I am sure we can."
Wenger is not the only one overjoyed by the deal, as a pair of first-team cannons took to Twitter to express their delight.
Aaron Ramsey congratulated his manager and said he was "looking forward to building on last season's success," while the Welshman's fellow gun Theo Walcott added: "the boss signing is great news! Exciting times ahead."
Congratulations to the boss on signing for another 3 years, looking forward to building on last season's success #WengerSigns— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) May 30, 2014