Boss earns Hill-Wood's backing
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood is in no doubt that Arsene Wenger is the right man to lead the club for years to come.
Hill-Wood is convinced it is only a matter of time before Wenger delivers another trophy for the Gunners and he points towards the team's turnaround this season as proof of his quality.
The Frenchman was coming under fire from a section of Arsenal fans in the early part of the season after a poor start, but the long-serving boss has silenced those doubters by steering the north Londoners towards a Champions League qualification spot.
Now Hill-Wood has spoken of his desire to see Wenger extending his contract at the Emirates Stadium beyond the end of his existing deal which expires in June 2014.
The chairman told the Sunday Mirror: "For him to stay longer than that would be perfect. I can't think of anybody better to run the team.
"He has shown how much rubbish people were talking earlier this season.
"He has a young squad, with some excellent young players. He is building a young team with a great future and I am sure he would love to see them develop.
"I want him to stay for the long-term and I see no reason at all why he should want to go."
The 62-year-old can expect a cash kitty this summer to strengthen his squad which is expected to start with the signing of Cologne striker Lukas Podolski and Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.