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Fan charged after Wenger 'confrontation'

A football fan has been charged by police after allegedly confronting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after his side lost 2-0 at Southampton.

The arrest came after a supporter was seen running with his arms outstretched in front of Wenger as he sat in the dugout at St Mary's Stadium in yesterday.

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25 year old Luke Bryant of Bankhill Drive, Lymington, Hampshire, was arrested and subsequently charged with an offence of going on to an area adjacent to the playing area contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991, and is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on later this month.

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Wenger: Hopefully we can make some more history

The club has always shown faith in me and I'm very grateful for that.

We have gone through fantastic periods and periods where we have to stick together and 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.

– Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal 'looking forward to more trophies' with Wenger

Sustained excellence is the hardest thing to achieve in sport and the fact Arsenal has competed at the top of the game in England and Europe throughout the time Arsène has been manager, is the ultimate testimony to his consistency of performance, talent and ambition.

We are delighted with the FA Cup success which has added to his already outstanding record. Under his guidance we look forward to adding more trophies in future seasons.

– Stan Kroenke, Arsenal’s majority shareholder

Arsenal 'delighted' that Wenger has renewed contract

We are delighted that Arsene has renewed his contract for a further three years.

He is a man of principle, who lives and breathes Arsenal. He has established Arsenal for its exciting playing style around the world, continues his commitment to young players and has the ability to bring top-class players to the club.

I have no doubt we have an exciting future ahead of us with him leading the team.

– Arsenal Chairman, Sir Chips Keswick

Kieran Gibbs set to return after joining full training

Full-back Kieran Gibbs has not played since the FA Cup semi-final penalty shoot-out win over Wigan because of a hamstring injury. He is set to return this weekend having joined full training again.

Kieran Gibbs Credit: PA Wire

Arsene Wenger added: "We go there to try to win the game. We want to finish on a high. We want to make 79 points, as I said last week, to make it as tight as possible to the top.

"I think we had a good away season apart from some big games, but overall we were very consistent away from home and it is important we finish well away from home."

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