arsene wenger has remained positive about his future at Arsenal despite it become increasingly unlikely the club will qualify for Champions League football for next season.

In order to finish in the top 4 this season The Gunners, who currently sit 5th in the Premier League one place ahead of Manchester United, will need to win their remaining 2 games whilst relying on Manchester City or Liverpool to drop points.

It would be the first time the North London side have failed to qualify for Europe's elite competition since 1998.

Failure to qualify will not change their transfer tactics in the summer claimed Arsenal's French manager, going on to say it would not affect the way the club is 'led' in the future.

"I believe finishing outside the top four will not have any influence on how the club will be led and how we will operate in the transfer market" Wenger, whose contract expires in the summer, told Sky Sports.

Wenger confident about his future

He is confident the team will take their chances all the way to the final day of the season, insisting the squad is 'getting stronger' in recent games, including a win against Manchester United.

The final game of the season will see Everton travel to the Emirates while City takes on Watford and Liverpool host already relegated Middlesbrough.

If Arsenal takes maximum points from their remaining two games and City or Liverpool drop points, it would allow them to join London rivals Spurs in Champions League qualification.

Arsenal will be keen to pounce on any opportunity left by the 3rd and 4th placed teams but a strong Everton side and eyes on their FA Cup final date with Premier League champions Chelsea will not make it easy.

Wenger is confident his team can finish strongly having won 6 out of their last 7 games after a tough season for the club.

Pressure has come from all angles and has been aimed towards the current longest-serving manager in the Premier League leaving fans and players unsure about the 67-year-old's future.

The trend of flying a banner from a plane over a stadium reared it's ugly head once again this season when a 'Wenger - out means out' banner passed over their visit to Stoke on Saturday.

Football has a particularly short memory, with an outside chance of a top 4 finish combined with lifting the FA Cup could still see a turn around in this season's fortunes.

Ex-Arsenal forward, Ian Wright, was adamant that winning the FA Cup would represent a 'good season' regardless of the final league position.