Every season the Gunners are regarded as a side who require a massive overhaul if they are to even come close to netting a trophy, and this term is no different. However, despite seemingly needing a lot of players to even make a challenge for the Premier League title, the club claim that the main priority for Arsene Wenger is quality and the Gunners will not be forced into a buying a large quantity of players this summer.
Already, Arsene Wenger has been linked with a huge number of players although most Gunners supporters already know that the club are unlikely to sign even a fraction of these. This has been confirmed by chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who claims that even though the club are doing everything possible to challenge for top honours, Arsene Wenger’s transfer business is likely to be performed in the shrewdest fashion possible. Speaking to The Guardian, Gazidis said, “The key for us is not the volume of signings we might make but that the signings we make add something to the squad. My message to our fans is that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that Arsenal can challenge for trophies next year.”
The Gunners have at least confirmed one signing, with Lukas Podolski poised to join up at the Emirates Stadium once Euro 2012 has concluded. Elsewhere, Wenger has been linked with many more players, although a lot of Arsenal supporters believe that deals to sign Saloman Kalou and Yann M’Vila are all but complete and both will be confirmed in the near future.
Wenger’s transfer activity will also be heavily affected by the future of Robin Van Persie, with the club stating that discussions over his possible new contract will commence after the European Championships have finished. Should Van Persie be sold, the Gunners will be forced to spend big to replace their attacking talisman.