Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dismissed claims that the WAG culture has hurt English football.

"Frankly I just believe what is important is when the guy has the ball on the pitch he makes a good pass and a good decision," said the Frenchman.

"I am not a great fan of that, it is related to the long heels or the short heels that the girls wear in the street. I do not think that has anything to do with football."

That said, the Arsenal boss is delighted at England's record-breaking start to the World Cup qualifying campaign. However, despite the hype, he knows there are bigger tests ahead.

"I'm happy that there is an optimism around the national team," he said. "You know better than I that it is always all euphoria or all depression.

"I always prefer to see the country with euphoria but you have to think also that it is normal that England beat Kazakhstan at home and not abnormal that England beats Belarus.

"However I always believe England has a good team and a good squad. So I'm glad that Capello is doing a good job."