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Wenger keeps the faith with current Arsenal squad

Arsene Wenger suggests his Arsenal squad does not necessarily need many new additions this summer.

The Gunners continue to be linked with a number of players during the transfer window but the Frenchman has complete faith in the current crop of players who have been developed in North London.

"We are still working on improving our squad, but we have a basis of young players who are getting a chance here, who started in the Premier League," he said in an online Q&A session with Arsenal fans.

"Wojciech Szczesny, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott.

"They are all players who started in the Premier League with us. No-one else has done that.

"Look at our competitors. Who has started for them in the Premier League in the last 10 years?

"I believe all of those players have a special bond and are on the way up - they are not over the hill. They will be better next season and that's why I'm confident we will be stronger.

"We had a fantastic end of the season, especially the last 10 games when we won eight and drew two; and for the first time in recent years we have not lost any players.

"We have to transfer that confidence that we have gained in the final part of the championship into the new season and it is vital we continue that to have a good start."

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