to Wenger, Andrey Arshavin and Thomas Vermaelen are what his side had been missing for so long.

Since the departure of the likes of Vieira and Henry, Arsenal have been criticized of lacking a physical approach defensively and killer instinct in attack.

Wenger’s men have flourished anyway in this new era and have come close to glory, but the boss feels he has finally found the missing pieces of the puzzle which could end their long trophy drought.

And following their bright start to the season which continued in the Champions League yesterday, Wenger has recognized his Russian and Belgian pair as the special quality his side needed.

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“Yes. Our policy is to develop our own players and add players of special quality and Vermaelen and Arshavin are two good examples. Contrary to what people say I am not scared to spend money but what we want is to buy the players who have the needed quality to strengthen the team.” Wenger said.

“We have only players here who can play and pass the ball, and score. Arshavin can be a decisive passer of the ball.”