The news everyone has been waiting for finally arrived on Friday morning when Arsenal announced Arsène Wenger has signed a three-year contract extension.

Last year dedicated a whole week of content to the Frenchman to celebrate him reaching 10 years as Arsenal manager.

This picture special was produced at the time but now users can view it again and reflect on why Wenger's new deal is so important to the Club.

From day one, Wenger has shown an eagerness to don his training gear and get involved with coaching. His constant presence seems to have had only positve effects over the past decade so today we are celebrating life at London Colney under the Frenchman. Scroll down now to see our images of the boss at work.


"Like this Thierry, like this"

The players are all ears as Wenger conducts a session at London Colney


Lauren, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires take in advice from the boss

Wenger stands while David Seaman and Bob Wilson take a rest


The Frenchman dons his gloves to keep out the cold

Wenger uses props to get his point across to Henry, Jose Antonio Reyes and Pascal Cygan


The boss and his assistant, Pat Rice

Arsène the task master encourages his players through some press-ups


Wenger talks to compatriot Henry

The boss takes a closer look at Ryan Smith's dead-ball skills


Never afraid to try new things

Stretching his legs around the training ground


After a tiring session Wenger gives his feet a breather

Ten years on and the enjoyment of training remains


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12 Oct 2006