Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has given his support to manager Arsene Wenger, and claimed that his future at the club could rely on whether or not the Frenchman remains in charge at the Emirates. 

The Arsenal boss has come under fire in recent weeks for the lack of signings brought to club during the transfer window, with their defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the Premier League, pilling the pressure on Wenger to bring in some new faces. 

But after claiming a vital win away to Fenerbahce in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie, the England star hit back at critics of the manager, insisting his own future at the club could be in doubt if Wenger was to leave. 

"I want to win things with Arsenal and I want to be there in the future, but if the boss leaves then things could change," Wilshere told

"Arsenal are always in my heart and by signing a deal for the next five years shows my commitment to them and their commitment to me so at the moment everything is good."

Arsenal's squad has been hit by injuries and suspensions ahead of today's clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage, adding to the frustration of their failure to secure the likes of Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Gustavo. 

But Wilshere believes Wenger is still the right man for the job, and is confident the current squad is good enough to bring success to Arsenal. 

"Arsene Wenger has been there for so many years and he's always delivered trophies.

"OK we've had a little dip in the last five or six years, but he's a great manager and people who question his ability are ridiculous.

"He's qualified for the Champions League for 16 years so I think he's the right man for the job."

"We've got a good crop of young English players coming through and if we stay together and build something then we can win a trophy in the next few years," added the 21-year-old.

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