Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has "no doubt" that Arsène Wenger will extend his contract at Arsenal.

The manager turned 60 last year and has just completed his 14th season in charge of the Club, but his current deal expires in the summer of 2011.

Wenger revealed last month that he would open talks over a contract extension "in the autumn" and Gazidis is confident that an agreement will be reached.

"I think everybody knows that the board has always backed Arsène and believes in him totally," he told the Official Matchday Programme.

"Arsène, in return has a great love for the Club. There’s no dimming in his desire and I’ve no doubt that we’ll extend his contract, but we’ll do that very quietly and with the minimum of fuss.

"When it’s appropriate to make an announcement we will do so."

This interview first appeared in the Official Matchday Programme. You can subscribe to the Matchday Programme by calling 08700 20 20 20.

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10 May 2010