Arsenal's board remain rock solid behind manager Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman has regularly stressed that he will honour a contract which expires in 2014, although he would consider his position if he felt that he was underperforming, says the Telegraph.

Support from the Arsenal board remains solid and Wenger's position is not regarded as contingent on finishing in the top four.

There remains sympathy from Stan Kroenke, the club's majority owner, and the other directors at the difficult job Wenger has had this season following the sale of key players.

The hope is that he can secure fourth in the Premier League and then rebuild in the summer with additions of a comparable quality to Cesc Fàbregas and Samir Nasri.

It is felt that Arsenal do still have at least the core of a competitive squad in Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczesny, Laurent Koscielny, Thomas Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna, Alex Song, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Van Persie, Walcott and Gervinho.