Emirates owner backs the boss but reveals manager has final say on transfers.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has declared: “Arsene’s our man.”
The American gave his backing to the Frenchman, who has endured his worst start to a season in his 15 years in charge.
The Gunners are searching for their first trophy in six years and the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri have added to the unrest in north London.
But Kroenke remains a staunch supporter of Wenger and pointed to his record of developing young players such as Fabregas.
“Maybe it is one of those times when we have to work our way through, maybe with some young players,” Kroenke told the Daily Telegraph.
“Arsene has been really good at developing these guys, people like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere.
“There are some really good players that Arsene thinks can be special. Sometimes you go through periods like that.
“Arsene’s our man. As an owner, that’s who we put our confidence in.”
Kroenke also insists it is up to the Frenchman how long he wants to continue as manager at the Emirates Stadium.
“With Arsene, it’s his decision and only he will know that,” he added. “He still maintains himself in tremendous physical shape. You need stamina and energy.
“Arsene has great energy and that will always be his decision.”
Kroenke revealed the decision to not stand in the former captain’s way was down to the manager, as was Nasri’s departure for Manchester City.
“That was between Arsene and him,” he said. “I like the kid but I’m not going to change his mind. Arsene made the decision.
“If we wanted to be really hard about it, we could have done but Arsene believed that it was the right way to do it.
“I also get it on Nasri. If we didn’t do something on Nasri people would be looking at us next summer and saying, ‘Why didn’t you do this?’
“We bought in a lot of resources that we can use on other players.
“I honestly didn’t make the decision on Nasri.
“Of course the board talks about these things but at the end of the day, that’s for Arsene.”