Why it's the perfect time for Arsene Wenger to make this emphatic statement

Arsene Wenger In Emirates Press Conference 2

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should be targeting signings that push the Gunners towards the title.

Arsenal look as though they are going to pip Manchester City to second place in the Premier League, which would mean automatic qualification into the Champions League for next season.

It would be a good way for the Gunners to end the league season ahead of the FA Cup final, which they will be favourites to win.

Second place and a successful FA Cup defence would represent a good season for the Gunners, but it creates the same question that Arsenal fans have been asking themselves for years; is it good enough?

Arsenal have played some fantastic football over the last few weeks and have shown what they are capable of during performances away at Manchester United and Hull City, while Chelsea didn’t even attempt to take them on at their own game.

Momentum, confidence and belief are all important factors in football and finishing second with the FA Cup back in the trophy cabinet would provide Arsene Wenger with a springboard, which he must take advantage of this summer.

Wenger dispelled the myth that he doesn’t spend money with deals for Mesut Ozil two years ago and Alexis Sanchez last summer, with Danny Welbeck also snapped up for a decent fee before the transfer window closed.

Wenger has the opportunity to do the same again this summer, and he can’t ignore it.

Two or three world class signings and Arsenal fans can start to get a little bit excited about the prospect of a Premier League title this time next year.

Arsenal have the resources to be able to sign more than one top drawer player in the same transfer window and Wenger must make the most of those funds in order to close the gap on a club where Jose Mourinho will be looking for a way to keep that wedge between the London sides.

A versatile defender, a holding midfielder and a world class striker are all signings that Arsenal could arguably use moving forward.

If Wenger makes those quality additions in each position, while trimming the deadwood to help balance the books slightly, he’ll make Mourinho sweat and it will be a message to every fan; we mean business and we’re going for the title.

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