Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham says the board is delighted with the impact of manager Unai Emery.

Emery has helped restore some much needed pride among the fans after Arsene Wenger‘s departure.

And Venkatesham says, “His (Emery) energy is absolutely extraordinary. His work-ethic is absolutely extraordinary.

“When you are on that long flight home from Eastern Europe after a Europa League game and everyone is trying to get a little bit of sleep, he is watching the game, analysing it. All times, all hours. His energy levels… We had dinner with him on Wednesday and his energy and passion is infectious.”

Venkatesham insists that despite Arsenal‘s self-sustaining business model that Emery is not just aiming for top four finishes but winning the title again.

He said: “We want to be competing in the number one European competition that is what our fans want us to be competing in, the players want to be competing in and that is what all our staff want us to be competing in.”