Ray Parlour insists there is no chance Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal before the end of his contract.
The Gunners boss, whose current deal expires in 2014, is under huge pressure with the club almost certain to end an eight successive season without any silverware.
But Parlour, speaking to the Sports Breakfast, has dismissed claims the Frenchman could be on his way out of the Emirates.
"Arsene Wenger will stay," the club's former midfielder said. "He’s got a contract until 2014. Maybe after that he will have to look at himself but he will stay until then."
Parlour, however, admits Wenger will have to oversee a major overhaul of his squad if the club are to have any chance of ending their trophy drought next season.
“This summer they definitely need three or four top-quality players,” Parlour said.
“The players they have brought in are not up to the standard they need to be if you are going to challenge the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City in the Premier League and to compete in Europe as well.
“They need to go up another level. They have got some very good players like [Jack] Wilshere and [Santi] Cazorla but they just need more backbone.”