Arsene Wenger: Arsenal's star players are staying
Arsenal news: Wenger says it's a wonderful feeling knowing that no big-name players will leave the club this summer
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he expects no big-name departures this summer and he admits that is a great feeling after previous seasons.
The Gunners were the big winners on the final day of the season after they beat Newcastle United 1-0 at St James' Park to secure their Champions League status for next season.
What made it even sweeter for the north London outfit was that they beat fierce-rivals Tottenham Hotspur to fourth place.
The final league position is the boost that Arsenal needed going into the summer and now the fans can look forward to a busy transfer window, according to Wenger.
The Frenchman revealed after the Newcastle victory that he expects to be busy in the transfer window as he wants to build on the current crop of players that he has; however, he doesn't expect any first-team players to leave.
Over the past few seasons, Arsenal have had to come to terms with losing the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie, but Wenger has confirmed this year that they do not face losing any of their key men.
“It’s a really wonderful feeling knowing everyone I want to stay will stay," he told the Daily Star. “It’s important because for several summers it has been a difficult time.
"It started with Cesc Fabregas, last year it was Robin van Persie – and we cannot forget Samir Nasri either.
“We have started going to pre-season camps with a player being half in and half out. It’s not the best way to prepare.
“We can talk about new signings and I hope we achieve that – but this stability is more important than any new player who comes in.”
The only departures from Arsenal are expected to be the fringe players. Names of the list expected to leave, include Andrey Arshavin, Sebastian Squillaci, Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh, Denilson, Andre Santos, Johan Djourou and Park Chu Young.
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