In news that Arsenal supporters have been accustomed to hearing from their club’s manager, Arsene Wenger has insisted that he doesn’t expect any huge transfer activity in the summer.
The Frenchman believes that the balance of the squad this term has been just right, and hints that loanees Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo could return for first-team action at the Emirates Stadium next season.
“We are not in need of absolute change [this summer],” as quoted by the Daily Express.
“We have a strong squad and we have some strong young players behind,” the 65-year-old added.
“We are not close to signing anybody, we have a very big squad, so we need to lose some players as well.
“We have a big squad now, we have Podolski away, Campbell, Sanogo will come back.”
The Gunners look poised for a Champions League spot, and will go level on points with second-placed Manchester City, who they have two games in hand over, if they beat Hull City on Monday night.
What’s more, Arsenal could finish the season with back-to-back FA Cup triumphs with the final in the competition to come at Wembley Stadium against Aston Villa on May 30.
The second half of the season has shown that Arsenal have the quality to challenge for the title but, in typical fashion, their surge up the Premier League table has been too little too late, as Chelsea have proved far superior to their rivals.
Wenger’s primary concern must remain in how the club can keep their star players, such as Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud, fit for an entire campaign to really threaten in England and in Europe.