Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere insists that big summer-signings would lift the morale at the club and would also help them challenge for their major honours next season.

The Gunners last won a trophy back in 2005 when they beat Manchester United on penalties in the FA Cup and since then the club have struggled to compete financially with some of the clubs around them.

However, back in January, it was announced by the club's chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, that they will finally be able to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea and he was adamant that this summer would see drastic changes at the Emirates Stadium.

Gazidis revealed that manager Arsene Wenger would have ample funds to spend on bringing in new faces and despite being linked with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney, so far no major signings have been made.

Arsenal's midfielder Jack Wilshere believes a couple of big-names coming into the club would give the whole place a massive boost going into the new season.

"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."

He added: "Manchester United won the title last season yet it wasn't the best United team we've seen.

"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."


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