Craig Shakespeare confident Leicester can keep best players

But many of those key players are on long, lucrative contracts and Shakespeare believes they will stay, despite the absence of European football at the King Power Stadium.

Reigning Premier League champions Leicester were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Atletico Madrid last week and are now 15th in the Premier League ahead of tomorrow's trip to seventh-placed Arsenal.

"All the players are happy here".

There will be no European run next season but Shakespeare insists Leicester have no intention to sell their best players, including sought-after Riyad Mahrez, Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Drinkwater.

The 53-year-old said: "We have said before we don't want to be a selling club". They are a very unique group.

He added: "Seeing the Arsenal match it didn't look like turmoil to me, there were players fighting and they thoroughly deserved the win in the end, even though it was a close game".

Shakespeare, who took charge from Claudio Ranieri in February for the rest of the season, said a decision is yet to be made on his future but the board has involved him in its pre-season and recruitment plans for the next campaign.

"I am in charge of pre-season", said Shakespeare.

"Any time the club wishes to talk about recruitment or pre-season, of course I have an interest in it. I have had one meeting about recruitment, which I really enjoyed", he added.

Islam Slimani will also miss the game at the Gunners with a groin injury with Leicester six points clear of the Premier League's bottom three with six games remaining.