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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger can now plan for next season with the campaign over, and having won the FA Cup against Hull City earlier this month, spirits are high in North London ahead of the summer transfer window. The Gunners will be aiming for a finish higher than fourth place next season, and Wenger has already outlined what the club needs to do to progress.
"This time we missed goals. We missed goals and that’s what we want to improve," Wenger said. "Maybe that highlights one of the negatives of our season – the injuries we had at the crucial part of the season. The injuries were on offensive fronts and Walcott and Wilshere and Podolski and Chamberlain and Ozil were all injured together."
"So that is of course something that diminished, and losing Ramsey as well diminished our offensive potential. I’m sure we’ll come back next season and score more goals," added the Frenchman.
Whilst Wenger can turn his attention to signing new players, a large number of his current squad will be focused on the World Cup in Brazil - which is just two weeks away. Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere is in the England squad despite struggling with injuries again this season, and the 22-year-old says he's confident that he will be fit to play against Italy on June 14th.
"I've been training for a long time now. I'm yet to play a game, but I've been training now for six weeks," said Wilshere. "I'm feeling well. I maybe need a few games, but I'm feeling good. Hopefully I can get some games under my belt before the big kick-off."
Wilshere is expected to be joined at the Emirates Stadium by a number of new faces this summer, and one of those could be Real Madrid star Angel di Maria. The Argentine international has been starring in Spain ever since his 2010 move from Benfica, but speculation in his homeland suggests that Arsenal have made a firm offer for the 26-year-old winger in a bid to reunite him Mesut Ozil in North London.