Arsene Wenger only wants to bring 'world-class' players to Arsenal
Last Updated: 05/05/15 11:05am
Arsene Wenger has revealed he is only looking to add “top, world-class players” to his squad this summer after his side's 3-1 win at Hull City in the Monday Night Football.
The Gunners cruised to a comfortable three points at the KC Stadium thanks to two goals from Alexis Sanchez and one from Aaron Ramsey, with Stephen Quinn grabbing a consolation for the Tigers.
The result leaves Arsenal unbeaten in their last ten games and Wenger believes he has a squad capable of challenging Chelsea next season, revealing he will only be tempted into the market for a world-class player.
“We have a big squad – the basis is there. We do not need to buy a number of players,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“If we can get top, world-class players we will look at it, but we have a very strong squad already in number and we want to stay together and start well next season.
“I feel that we have made progress. Chelsea is a worthy winner this year because they have been the most consistent team of all.
“Let’s finish well, then prepare well for next season and give them a good fight.”
One of the reasons for Arsenal’s success has been the sensational form of Alexis Sanchez in his debut season after joining from Barcelona.
The Chilean scored his 16th league goal of the season against Hull and Wenger admitted even he has been surprised at how prolific Sanchez has been.
“Yes because I expected him to be more provider than a goalscorer and especially as well because I play him on the flank where you have less chances,” Wenger added.
“But the timing and the quality of his runs are very good and he gets in good areas to finish.”
Arsenal’s resurgence in 2015 left Wenger lamenting their poor form early in the season but he insists he is very pleased with how the team is progressing.
“Yes of course but all of these players were not available at the start of the season and many came back with problems after the World Cup,” Wenger added.
“We have found a better balance between going forward and defending in the second half of the season.
“I am very happy with the performance because we had a fluent game, we were pacey and we created many chances.
“Quite the amazing thing is that two of the goals we scored were deflections and the clear-cut chances we had, we didn’t score.
“But overall you could see there was a good dynamic in the team and our overall game was very good.”