Wenger: Arsenal don’t need big changes this summer

The manager says the recent form of Mesut Ozil and David Ospina – plus the imminent return of Lukas Podolski, Joel Campell & Yaya Sanogo – proves their strength


Arsene Wenger does not believe that Arsenal need big changes this summer as his players have proved this season that the Gunners have a strong squad.

The north Londoners take on Hull City on Monday having lost just once in their last 13 games, a run that has seen them surge into third place in the Premier League and secure an FA Cup final spot.

Summer signing Alexis Sanchez has been key to Arsenal’s form this season, top-scoring with 22 goals so far, while Mesut Ozil’s return from injury has also given the Gunners a boost.

Indeed, when asked by reporters how his side’s recent form had changed his plans with regards summer transfer activity, Wenger replied: “Massive changes.

“Massive because I believe that some players who were questioned, like Mesut Ozil, have made big improvements in the second part of the season and becomes slowly the leader you want him to be in guiding our game.

“We are not in need of absolute change. We have a strong squad. We have some strong young players behind.

“We have a big squad now – Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo [all on loan] will come back. If you add that to the number of players [we already have].”

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Petr Cech in recent weeks but Wenger insists that he is happy with the goalkeeping options currently at his disposal.

“I believe in the keepers I have. I believe that Wojciech Szczesny is a very good goalkeeper and David Ospina has come in and done a fantastic job,” he enthused.

“You look at the numbers in the Premier League and you look at who is top of all the goalkeepers, and you will see it’s Ospina.”

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