The France international is out of contract in the summer and as yet there have been no developments on the club's offer of a new deal.
"It is in his camp so he can give you a much better answer than I can," Wenger said.
"I would like the players to stay for more positive reasons, not for fear of failing somewhere else.
"You want the players to be part of this club.
"I believe that is something we are keen on here is to help players to love the club and stay for the good reasons, for the football we play, for the values we rate and for being part of the club that is special.
"You want the players to stay for that and the ambition we have."