Arsene Wenger has reassured Arsenal's fans that the club is working long and hard to find the right players that will improve the playing squad ahead of the new campaign.

The Gunners boss understands the frustration of supporters who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of new signings, but won't be rushed into any dealings.

"We are working very hard on it," Wenger told "For me, the best thing is not to talk too much about it. The more you speak about things, the less chance you have to achieve them.

"The only thing that I can promise you is that we will work very hard and we have had some long nights to achieve what we want to achieve."

Wenger confirmed that long-term Ivorian target Gervinho is close to completing his much-anticipated switch to the Emirates Stadium, but the Arsenal gaffer is hoping to add another one or two players.

"We are at the top level and therefore need exceptional quality to strengthen our side," he continued. "I can understand that people say 'you have money, just go out and buy'. But it's not only that, we want to find the quality we need.


"I have said many times that we were very close to winning things last season, despite the disappointment we had at the end.

"I hope that provokes a response from my players. We were so close this time we want to come back and achieve it.

"My responsibility is first of all not to lose players and then to add and make us stronger. Let’s hope we can bring in one or two more additions of top quality."

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