Arsenal fans are pretty happy with the summer transfer window so far, and we are expecting a few more quality signings before the window slams shut at the end of August. So there is no doubt that Arsenal will have a stronger squad than last season.
And the fact that the Gunners came so close last season, heading the BPL table for longer than any of our rivals until the crippling injuries finally took their toll in the latter stages, makes Arsene Wenger very confident about Arsenal’s chances in the coming season, as reported by The Mirror.
The Frenchman also thinks that by lifting the FA cup at Wembley in May and getting that trophy drought monkey off our backs, Arsenal have got over a major obstacle and could have made winning further trophies that much easier. The Gunners get their pre-season off to a steady start today, with the game against Boreham Wood the first of four friendlies before the Community Shield against Man City.
Wenger said, “I feel that in the Premier League we were not far away.
“We got 79 points and with what happened to us with injuries, I feel that we did quite well.
“On top of that we won the FA Cup so I think it’s a good platform to go for more. But in the Premier League everybody tries to improve the team and it’s very difficult to predict what will happen this year.
“We have the ambition, we have the desire, we should have the confidence from last season – so we have a good basis.
“It’s now up to us to make sure we have the right attitude and the right hunger to go for more.”
As the boss said, though, all of the teams around us are trying to strengthen their squads as well, so do you think we have improved our chances? And who else do you want to see come to Arsenal this summer?