Rosicky: No one is leaving Arsenal this summer

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Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has given the best indication yet that Arsenal are not going to sell any key players this summer.

Rosicky has said it’s going to be different this summer and Arsenal fans can looking forward to reinforcements as opposed to seeing their best players leave the club for Premier League rivals.

He’s a good person to trust because he’s a key midfielder in the current Arsenal squad and he’s not on the verge of a move away from the Emirates.

“It looks like no-one will leave [this summer] and in turn we could have reinforcements. We would all benefit from that,” he told the Metro.

One of the main criticisms of Arsene Wenger over the last couple of years while the club hasn’t been winning silverware is that he’s all too willing to let the best players leave the club without a fight.

Robin van Persie signed for Manchester United last summer while Cesc Fabregas was sold to Spanish giants Barcelona.

The only way Arsenal are going to be able to push forward this summer and next season is if they retain strength in all areas of the team and enhance that strength.

Lukas Podolski, Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny are the highest profile names who have all strongly been linked with moves away from Arsenal and it’s superb that the club now appears to be keeping all of them.

The two central defenders would be the biggest loss because they both played a big part in giving Arsenal a great defensive record last season, especially away from home where they conceded the fewest goals of any side in the top flight.

Put that alongside the stories which are suggesting Arsene Wenger has his biggest ever transfer budget heading into the summer and Arsenal should start next year substantially stronger than they are at the moment.

Even if they do eventually have players who indicate they would like to leave late, they need to learn lessons from the recent past.

They cannot commission deals which make their rivals stronger. The recently retired Sir Alex Ferguson is the perfect example of an experienced coach who never made his life more difficult by selling to his rivals for the Premier League trophy.

Rosicky himself will have a big role to play next season, as he will be a valuable midfield squad player. Fingers crossed no signings are made, which give him reason to personally back track on his comments.

Arsenal are going to be right in the mix next season if they keep their best players. Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all have new bosses, which means Wenger has a unique chance to win some silver for the first time since 2005.

Are you happy with Rosicky’s comments? Do you think anyone may still leave?

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