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Wenger confident his existing Arsenal squad can perform

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confidence in the strength of his squad regardless of whether any new signings are made before the close of the transfer deadline. Those who have been targeted by Wenger this summer include Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney.

The Frenchman said: "We are still working on improving our squad but we have a base of young players who get a chance here and who started in the Premier League, such as (Wojciech) Szczesny, (Carl) Jenkinson, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain, (Jack) Wilshere, (Aaron) Ramsey, (Theo) Walcott - that is unique, nobody else has done that.

"These players can have a special bond and they are on the way upwards, they are not over the hill.

"They will be better next year and that is why I am confident we will be stronger next season.

"We had a fantastic end to the season because we won eight of our last 10 (league) games.

"We have had a good pre-season and for the first time in recent seasons we have not sold any player (we have wanted to keep)."

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