Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal must invest this summer, but insists it’s not an easy job, and points to player development as a way of improvement.
With some senior players leaving, and the future of some under-performers in question, the Arsenal manager says that the club have improve the squad, but as ever highlighted how difficult it can be.
Speaking after the press conference today, he said, “We have to strengthen our squad but it’s not obvious to find the players despite the money the English clubs will have. We are already working but we have to find the players and that is not easy.
“You cannot dismiss that the players are young. Alex Iwobi is 19, Mohamed Elneny is 23, Francis Coquelin 24, and they will be stronger next year but you need to keep a core of players and strengthen where we can.
“The team is going the right way.”
As ever though, he pointed to stability as a way to to improve, and suggested that just because Sp*rs might finish above Arsenal there won’t have been a shift in the North London dynamic.
“First of all, we are not behind Spurs yet,” he said. “Tottenham have been 18 years behind us and they’ve survived. So let’s be realistic.”
And on Leicester, who look set to win the title, Wenger hasn’t given up, saying, “If Leicester win on Sunday it does not affect us, it does not change the fact that we absolutely have to win our game against Palace. Let’s prepare for that no matter what the result is.
“We need a perfect run. They can drop points on Sunday but if they go until the end of the season having lost only three games what can you say … well done, congratulations, even if it’s Leicester that nobody expected.”
I will say ‘Blasljdauhsdiuhsieh 8u324 uoa sjhd ashjd kjahsd alshd youhg fojhsdgfa” because nobody can pronounce it.
And just buy the goddam players.