Arsene Wenger claims that our excellent form in 2015 has drastically changed his transfer plans this summer, and insists that our squad does not need an overhaul, as reported by the Mirror.
With 18 wins in 22 games, we have been the in form team in the Premier League during the second half of the season.
Our slow start to the campaign cost us a chance at the title, but we look more than capable of finishing second and retaining the FA Cup.
We are understandably already starting to look towards next season, with Wenger commenting on our potential transfer business this summer.
The emergence of players like Francis Coquelin and Hector Bellerin will no doubt have Wenger rethinking some of his transfer plans. Plus, with the recent fine form of players like Mesut Özil and Olivier Giroud, there is reason to be positive heading into the new season.
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Wenger insists that we have a strong squad as it is, and while signings are possible, he says we won’t see “absolute change” at the club.
“Massive changes. Massive,” Wenger said, when asked whether our form has changed his transfer plans (via the Mirror).
“Because I believe that some players who were questioned, like Mesut Özil, have made big improvements in the second part of the season and becomes slowly the leader you want him to be in guiding our game.
“We are not in need of absolute change. We have a strong squad. We have some strong young players behind.
“We have a big squad now – Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo (all forwards currently out on loan) will come back. If you add that to the number of players (we have)…”
He confirmed his desire to make limited changes following our dominant 3-1 win over Hull City, insisting once again that only world-class players would improve our squad.
“We have a big squad – the basis is there. We do not need to buy a number of players,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“If we can get top, world-class players we will look at it, but we have a very strong squad already in number and we want to stay together and start well next season.”
If we can keep our performances at this level for an entire season, then it’s hard to see anyone beating us to the title. It would be a tall order with our current squad though, and we could do with a few big name signings.