Jack Wilshere excited about potential Higuain & Suarez deals
Jack Wilshere says Arsenal's training ground is buzzing amidst rumours of big-money transfers
Jack Wilshere says he is excited about the big names being linked with a move to Arsenal this summer.
The Gunners have cash to splash in the summer window and have been linked with a big money move for Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain.
Liverpool also confirmed this week that they had turned down a £30 million offer from Arsenal for striker Luis Suarez.
Despite not being able to get a deal over the line as yet, Wilshere remains confident that boss Arsene Wenger be able to make some quality editions this summer, something which excites the young midfielder.
"Everyone at the training ground has been talking about big-name signings," he told reporters.
"It would give us all such a massive lift. Not just the players but the staff and everybody connected to Arsenal.
"Everything has changed at the other top-four clubs. Alex Ferguson has gone, Chelsea and City have new managers so we have to set our targets high.
"We showed how good we can be during the run-in last season - we had our destiny put in front of us. We had to win those games to finish in the top four and we stood up to the challenge.
"Now the goal is to play with that kind of consistency all season. If we can, we can definitely win something."
Wilshere, who has missed much of the last two seasons thanks to a succession of frustrating injuries, added however that despite the need for big-name it is more important the Gunners put together a large enough squad to compete for various trophies.
"Manchester United won the title last season yet it wasn't the best United team we've seen," he said.
"They won it because they had a big squad. If you look at their games, they sometimes rotated the whole back four.
"We've got a strong team at Arsenal and if we can add a few more to our squad then it can be a good season for us.
"We've got the Champions League, the FA and Capital One cups and the Premier League to contend with - it never stops.
"It's impossible to play in every game. I've learned myself that if you try to it can only lead to injury."
The England international added of his own injury woes: "It's really annoying when you cannot perform as well as you know you can.
"Now there are no long-term injury issues for me. They took the screws out of my ankle, which were causing me a problem and, hopefully, there will be no further issues.
"I'm a bit behind the other lads in terms of fitness because I wasn't able to do much for six weeks after the operation.
"I will play some part during this tour of the Far East and, hopefully, I can have a good pre-season - which I haven't done for the last two summers.
"Steve Bould said three years ago you should never take pre-season training for granted. It's so important. It gives you a level of fitness for the whole season."