Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is in London to try to finalise Arsene Wenger’s new three-year deal.

The club’s majority shareholder attended Saturday’s victory, confirming the Frenchman’s new contract is top of the boardroom agenda.

Kroenke, who also met chief executive Ivan Gazidis at the weekend, will attend the club’s next board meeting, with Wenger virtually certain to prolong his stay at the Emirates, with a contract worth close to £24million on the table.

Now the plus point for The Gunners is that Arsenal are looking to develop the squad for the future and Wenger’s interest in Julian Draxler, Diego Costa and Jackson Martinez shows that. And Wenger admits he wants to sign a new striker this month, saying: ‘Ideally if it’s possible we’d like another striker, though we have not found anyone.’

Another plus for the Gunners is that they have been accomplishing what they couldn’t accomplish last season. Arsenal weren’t able to finish off games while playing particularly poor and they did that in the last game when two goals from Cazorla maintained their position on top despite not being at their best.