Arsene Wenger comments on signing ‘quality’ additions

The Arsenal boss has admitted that he wants his full squad fit but also is open to signing new players of the right calibre.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he will look to sign players of quality if they become available, while also hoping that he has a fully fit squad ahead of next season, as per the club’s official website.

The Gunners have already added Petr Cech to their contingent ahead of the forthcoming campaign and will look to start 2015-16 strongly in a bid to put forward a title challenge.

Most of the Emirates Stadium faithful will be hoping to see further new faces before the transfer window closes, with Wenger’s comments suggesting that Cech’s signing may not be the final piece of business carried out this off-season.

“The best way to strengthen other areas of the team is to get the players who did not play a lot last year and keep them fit,” Wenger told the club’s official website.

“Walcott basically did not play until the end of the season, Wilshere has not played many games. Those two were very convincing at the end of the season so I hope that this season we can benefit from their participation and competitiveness.

“We lost Ozil and Giroud for long periods last year and they contributed a lot in the second part of the season. Let’s hope all these players will be fit and available.

“After, if we can still add some quality, we will do it.”

Arsenal finished last season strongly, but inconsistent form in the first half of the campaign ultimately cost them a Premier League title tilt. The North London side did end the season with an FA Cup triumph over Aston Villa at Wembley.

The Gunners have proved that on their day they can go toe-to-toe with anyone, but will face a real challenge in becoming English champions next season due to the presence of Chelsea and the Manchester clubs at the top of the table.

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