Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is grateful for the backing of owner Stan Kroenke. The Frenchman has been managing the Gunners for 17 years but is in the final season of his three-year contract.

"The good thing with me is you don't need a lot of talks to extend the contract I have," he said.

"I am very honoured to have the support of Stan Kroenke - that is a huge confidence vote," Wenger said.

"I don't believe anyone can question my commitment to this club, I want to feel I do well and then the question of me staying will be secondary after that.

"I don't know where the last 17 years have gone. I always said our job is work like you are here forever and know it could end every day. What I would like to do as long as I am here is do my best because I love this club."