Wenger – Signings I want to make and players we will keep
Arsene Wenger has revealed the number of new signings he would like to make while keeping “90%” of the players in the current squad this summer.
The Gunners began the campaign as title contenders, keeping themselves within touching distance of eventual champions Chelsea until the set-back of consecutive defeats to Everton and Manchester City in December.
Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Everton meant that despite a strong end to the league season, Arsenal could not manage to finish in the top four this time.
The team’s failure to meet minimum expectations has seen several fans and pundits call for a flurry of transfer activity this summer.
However, Wenger insists his squad is in need of only ‘one or two’ new signings.
“This group of players is good enough to come back,” the Arsenal manager said after Sunday’s game
“They’ve learned a lot. They’ve gone through difficult periods this season and bounced back in a very strong way. That will help them absolutely next season.
“You have to keep 90% of these players together and find one or two more to strengthen the group. You don’t need a lot. You need maybe top quality,”