Gunners boss seeks to focus on developing current squad as much as buying players.
Wenger is in the market for “exceptional” talent to bolster his ranks, but the Gunners boss stressed his existing squad will also be key to success in 2013.
Arsenal host Manchester City on Sunday amid increasing optimism that England forward Theo Walcott will soon agree a new contract extension at the club, and Wenger believes it is in the club’s interests to get the best out of their current playing staff.
“You are always under pressure to buy in England and [the belief is] every problem has to be sorted out by buying people,” said Wenger.
“But you have other ways to sort out the problems inside the club – it is about getting your injured players back, getting everybody focused and motivated.
Arsene Wenger has come out and said he will consider buying exceptional talents but is seeking to place just as much focus on developing the current crop of Arsenal players.
And he is absolutely right to do so.
Although Arsenal fans have aired their disappointment in recent seasons, and rightly so after seven years, but occasionally football fans need a reality check and realise that the Arsenal squad is not too far away from making a real go at competing for major honours.
For starters, Walcott is now starting to look like the sort of player his potential always hinted at. He was always pacey and get with the ball at his feet, but this season has seen him add incisive finishing to his bow as he has become a key player for the Arsenal side.
The possibility of a partnership of Walcott and Villa is mouth-watering to say the least.
Supporting him, there must be few better centre midfield pairings in the league than Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla. If Arsenal can keep those players fit, and maybe add a quality winger to the side, the midfield will be right up and there capable of giving the forwards the supply they need. Oxlade-Chamberlain looks dangerous and with careful nourishing is likely to be a real star of the future.
No side in the league is especially solid in defence currently so defensive reinforcements is something to keep an eye.
But all in eye, piecemeal change is all that is required rather than complete revolution. Which is a big improvement on where Arsenal have been previously.
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