Arsene Wenger drops hint over Arsenal’s upcoming summer transfer activity, rules out Pogba deal

Arsenal are said to be three or four players short of a proper title challenge.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has told reporters for The Sun that his side will not be making any substantial transfers this summer amid speculation over Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

Following the Gunners’ impressive 2015 form, culminating in an FA Cup triumph over Aston Villa, many observers feel they are very close to challenging Chelsea for next season’s Premier League title.

The general consensus is that a new goalkeeper, defensive midfielder and striker are key positions to improve, with Juve’s Pogba regarded as a possibility.

Wenger, however, has ruled out a move for the Frenchman and told supporters not to get any hopes up regarding any monster deals the likes of Barcelona, PSG and Real Madrid are accustomed to.

“When you speak of Pogba you are talking stratospheric numbers. We will not be involved in deals at that level for simple financial reasons. We have never spent that kind of money,” Wenger explained.

“I won’t tell you how much we will spend but I am more focused on quality than cost. In the final, Santi Cazorla was Man of the Match and he did not cost £150 million.”

Do Arsenal need to make any big purchases this summer?

Arsenal have the basis of a very good squad, undeniably, but the final pieces of the jigsaw are still out there and may prove difficult to get without spending big money.

Competition for Francis Coquelin is needed, but how do the Gunners bring in a better player for a moderate sum? The same applies for the goalkeeping position.

Real Madrid trio Iker Casillas, Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema would turn the Gunners into real title challengers – but at what cost? Better players than those currently at the Emirates won’t come cheap.

However, there are a number of players in Wenger’s squad with the potential to improve further and added competition in key areas could prove more prudent rather than those blockbuster deals.

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