The club narrowly finished fourth last season, beating Spurs to a top four place by just one point and have been handed £70 million to invest in the squad to make the Gunners challengers once again, however Wenger hasn’t spent a single penny so far and has suggested he many not need too.
The Frenchman has always been a firm believer of developing youth players and while players like Cesc Fabregas, Thierry Henry and Jack Wilshere prove that his theory isn’t mad, the Gooners are longing for a marquee signing that would make a dramatic influence in the upcoming season.
A signing in the stature of Gonzalo Higuain would have been perfect but Wenger’s value of the striker was lower than Real Madrid’s and Napoli secured a move for the Argentine instead. Wenger will get the best possible view of the striker when Arsenal take on Napoli tomorrow in the Emirates Cup.
“We are still working on improving our squad, but we have a basis of young players who are getting a chance here, who started in the Premier League.”
“Wojciech Szczesny, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott.”
“They are all payers who started in the Premier League with us. No-one else has done that.”
The Arsenal boss points to the end of last season as proof that he doesn’t need to add any more faces to the current team.
“We had a fantastic end of season, especially the last 10 games when we won eight and drew two; and for the first time in recent years we have not lost any players.”
“We have to transfer that confidence that we have gained in the final part of the championship in to the new season and it is vital we continue that to have a good start.”