Posted on July 17, 2015 by ADMIN

Wenger declares the Arsenal squad as ‘very strong’

With Petr Cech being Arsenal’s only arrival of this transfer window, all Gooners are impatiently waiting for some sign from Arsene Wenger that he is possibly targetting a new DM or superstriker, but the signals coming from Le Prof seem to indicate there will be no more new signings.

In an interview on Arsenal.com, the Boss was asked which player had the biggest breakthrough last season, and he has also earmarked which Arsenal players will be having a big impact this coming season. For last season’s surprise he said…”You would say Francis Coquelin. He is the most unexpected player to make it from January onwards. I don’t think I am exaggerating if I say he convinced everybody that he played a huge part and contributed very well.

“Also, we bought well in the transfer market, and all those players had a good impact. I also think Gabriel will be a revelation. He didn’t have many chances this season, but I am convinced he will be a top player. We will see more of him next season.

“Also I don’t want to forget players like Calum Chambers, who had a very good start to the season, and will come back to a very good level. We had players too who were out for virtually a year with injury who are coming back, like Theo and Serge Gnabry, so the squad is very strong.”

Further to this he also emphasised that he thinks that the squad is nearly perfect, which again indicates that he feels has little need to buy any more additions. “What I have learnt about my team is that they have an exceptional mentality. We made some changes on the defensive front and they turned out to be very positive. The balance looks good now, in fact I would say we are close to a perfect balance in the team.

“Especially given the players we have coming back, like Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott, I have learned that we have a very promising squad ahead of next season.”

As we all know the players mentioned (i.e. Gabriel, Chambers, Gabriel, Gnabry, Walcott and Wilshere) hardly played at all last season, and with those added to the full team that played most of the campaign, you can see why Wenger doesn’t think we really need any more additions?

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28 thoughts on “Wenger declares the Arsenal squad as ‘very strong’

  1. Just_Trolling

    One word

    DELUDED

    Does old fool really think that, with Man U, City and Pool improving we need to as well.

    This season will just be another disappointment and FA cup won’t cut it.

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    1. Dee@ease

      Wenger is delusional this is nowhere near a title winning squad,we are far away from challenging as we finished 12 points behind Chelsea last season this must be remembered

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      1. trophyhungry gooner

        is it right to say that delusion increases with age???….am saying these because i think the old man is totally deluded….even God wont allow us to win it considering how much effort our rivals are putting on all fronts…am sure though that in 2019, we will win a major trophy

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    2. true goon

      Your correct @just trolling,and its no surprise Artetas got injured again,his calf again

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      1. The Analyzer

        “Iā€™m confident that we will do better again this season. At the moment we came with 27 players, three goalkeepers and 24 outfield players, and they are all available to play on Saturday.” Arsene Wenger on Arsenal.com, now where did you get the nonsense that Arteta is injured?

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    3. mike

      Good trolling work, @Just_Trolling. I commend you. I also 100% disagree with everything your opinion. Man U were in a state of shambles compared to their usual level. LVG has all but ripped apart what Fergie had put together. Pool, seriously? Including them in your comment speaks volumes to your opinion. Pool have signed 7 players. And how many last summer? Do you really think they’re making good transfer decisions? Lastly, City. City are signing up who? Oh, you’re talking about the British players. One of those played a decent level, not consistently over an extended period, but decently high level for a short period. And they paid how much and why? That’s why the City comparison is also off. Chelsea have done what? You didn’t bring them up, why? I’ll tell you why. Because, like Arsenal, they have a quality squad that only needs tweaks. We’re looking to tweak. Not revamp. Not buy British. But to tweak.

      I’ll finish with this. Every summer Arsene says nothing about signings or specifically states that Arsenal aren’t doing anything in the market. And then once someone is signed, he speaks about it. I think we all know Arsene’s personal beliefs on how the business of football should be conducted. And that is not in the style of Sepp Blatter.

      For the sake of your success in life, you should really learn the virtue of patience. Think about where we were 3 years ago when you were screaming for him to be fired and where we are today.

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  2. Just_Trolling

    Happy with squad and can compete -Thumbs up

    Need 2 more class signings to compete or won’t challenge – Thumbs down

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  3. Dee@ease

    New players create optimism amongst fans,staff and players alike,we need a few more world class additions to have a buzz at The Emirates and belief that we can win the league

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    1. Just_Trolling

      We really can’t rely on our players coming back from injury. Not until they prove their fitness over a full season.

      Jack, Theo, Gibbs, Arteta, OX, Ozil and Ramsey

      Probably more I’m miss

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  4. Just_Trolling

    Hate this article, makes me angry.

    Wish I could thumb it down 1000 times so no one else should read it.

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  5. joe from kenya

    off topic guys but i dont think arsenal are going to bid for benzema sometime back wenger commented about the french national team and spoke about the giroud/benzema partnership and ruled out bidding for benzema as it would create unhealthy competition for club and country for both strikers,he does have a point there..anyhow cant wait for the season to start gunner for life and the next,cheers guys.

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    1. true goon

      i hear you,but i don’t think it a legitimate reason tho,Giroud’s not really a rival for his spot in the national team,hes clearly second choice.An what the hell is unhealthy competition?Giroud,Wellbeck,and Sanogo is the definition of unhealthy competition in my book

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    1. justin

      A man named Cathy? You must of had a hard life just ask a boy named Sue .

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  6. Mo1

    Gotta agree squad if fully fit is getting stronger, last year we needed a c.bk and d.m. We were saying that arteta is not a d.m but done the best he can playing there, Coq come in abt Dec/Jan time and played brilliant surely he’s like a new d.m signing we were crying?
    C.b wenger did make a mistake but we do have paulista now so that’s covered with chambers as 4th choice.

    Cech this season don’t really need to say much Class pure class

    For me it’s the striker position as good as giroud has done we need to buy a top striker otherwise I feel as previous seasons we will struggle against the big boys. (Still can’t get over that Monaco game šŸ™

    Striker more then anything else that’s my verdict
    Over to guys

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    1. chenrob2

      The title is won or lost by the ability to remain consistent, and while Le Coq will do the admirable and required job at CDM, what happens or who comes in for him when he’s burnt out, Arteta? please that’s where we will loose our consistency. The idea that our CDM position is fully stocked is farciful at best, well guess you could say that its fully stocked but lacking the required quality. Look at Chelsea, they had Matic and when Matic got injured they are able to bring in Mikel, they lost nothing from a CDM standpoint and were able to remain consistent hence the title. The mere fact that Wenger so far seems to be ignoring these facts make me cringe. Wenger keeps pointing to how strongly we finished the season, hence there’s no need or urgency to buy, just remember, it’s like ground hog day, as the season before we did the same only to rest on our Laurels and not address one key area, the CDM position.
      I’m sorry but can’t help but to question Wenger’s intuition, because regardless of what anyone says, he was fortuitous in stumbling on Coq. He preferred Arteta, and kept preferring Arteta even after we got caught out so many times due to our lack of CDM/CM cohesion and Arteta’s lack of speed. Until Arteta got injured, along with Ramsey and Wilshere he had no other choice, in fact it was agreed that Coq would carry on with Charlton. In my opinion, I think we have enough up front but not in the CDM position.

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  7. leo

    “We’re not finished yet,” van Gaal on transfers. “We still need to improve at least two positions and we shall when possible.”

    which means manure will be in for a striker that we want as well

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  8. kenyanfan

    why lie? no additions no trophy…nothing..not even the FA ..barca is strong but signing…Chelsea won EPL but is signing…sometimes i just get to sit down n cry..because is cant figure what in all heavens we have done to face all this in the hand of prof Wenger..we pay high game tickets because of the love we have for arsenal.we wake early in the morning to check if there is a new and promising transfer rumour attached to arsenal…we back up Wenger by all means not because of any good but for the benefit of our beloved arsenal fc..for how long will this go on..season in season out..no signing,same old story.last season but one all these players were fit..what did they achieve?i love arsenal with heart….i respect Wenger but he has to change…its all clear that we need a striker rather than gamble with Giraud,welbeck and akpon

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  9. Quophi

    This team is not up to par and we will not be able to challenge for da tittle. We may end up 4th/5th placed this year. if Dats wat you were expecting Wenger to say at a press conference good luck. He’s there to build da team’s confidence and cohesion…let him do his job

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  10. fred cowardly

    We are nearly there

    A top DM and another top striker would do it

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  11. chenrob2

    The title is won or lost by the ability to remain consistent, and while Le Coq will do the admirable and required job at CDM, what happens or who comes in for him when he’s burnt out, Arteta? please that’s where we will loose our consistency. The idea that our CDM position is fully stocked is farciful at best, well guess you could say that its fully stocked but lacking the required quality. Look at Chelsea, they had Matic and when Matic got injured they are able to bring in Mikel, they lost nothing from a CDM standpoint and were able to remain consistent hence the title. The mere fact that Wenger so far seems to be ignoring these facts make me cringe. Wenger keeps pointing to how strongly we finished the season, hence there’s no need or urgency to buy, just remember, it’s like ground hog day, as the season before we did the same only to rest on our Laurels and not address one key area, the CDM position.
    I’m sorry but can’t help but to question Wenger’s intuition, because regardless of what anyone says, he was fortuitous in stumbling on Coq. He preferred Arteta, and kept preferring Arteta even after we got caught out so many times due to our lack of CDM/CM cohesion and Arteta’s lack of speed. Until Arteta got injured, along with Ramsey and Wilshere he had no other choice, in fact it was agreed that Coq would carry on with Charlton. In my opinion, I think we have enough up front but not in the CDM position.

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  12. Paros

    with the way our transfers are and d fact that for a decade we haven’t won d epl or the UCL at all, I hope wenger steps down once his contract expires because I feel wenger is a coach for building up teams but for winning serious trophies, am not sure. His approach to winning trophies is really annoying. I just wish one day wenger will wake up and realise that its over a decade that he won d epl, he has never won UCL or even beaten that coach called mourinho

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