Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no doubts about the star power of Tottenham ace Gareth Bale.

Wenger insists Bale will become one of the top five players on the planet.

The Frenchman said: "He has the potential. Now it depends on his consistency at the top level and injuries.

"If you look at Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi - the two head figures of world football - they have fantastic health and don't miss a game.

"Bale has power, pace and direct play in his game.

"I still think he is a typical flank player and they are so difficult to find. I think he is too young to move to the middle."