Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov says manager Arsene Wenger retains his support. The Uzbek billionaire reckons the thrifty Frenchman is still the man for the job.

He said: "My point of view is that Arsene knows best.

"Of course, we as shareholders do point out some drawbacks in managing the club, in steering its way through.

"But I believe he is a great coach and he has already proven that last season."