Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he'd be happy to work with a football director.

"In life everyone is free to work as you want to work," said the Frenchman.

"If I go into a job and someone says to me that you have a director of football who buys and sells the players, I accept or don't accept it.

"If I accept it, I cannot complain. I would personally not accept that but I can understand as well that some people don't want to deal with that and they feel comfortable getting the most out of the players they have because they have come from a different country.

"There's no problem with directors of football so long as you have a very good one. I feel myself and the board are on the same wavelength in that regard."