Arsene Wenger has indicated that everything is being done to try and bring new players in to the Arsenal team. 

It also appears, however, he is setting up the Arsenal fans for what could potentially be disappointment, as he suggests his current crop are good enough to win trophies. 

After a summer that began with declarations of Arsenal's newly-founded capacity to spend and the repeated statements that they were willing to use the funds, everyone was certain this window would be Arsenal's chance to turn themselves back in to trophy contenders.

It now seems that Wenger has performed a U-turn. In a recent interview, he came across pessimistically with regards to the prospects of signing new players and also prepared fans to not be surprised if no one arrived this summer.

He said to reporters: "We are still working on improving our squad but we have a basis of young players who are getting a chance here — players who started in the Premier League like Wojciech Szczesny, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott.

"No-one else has done that. Look at our competitors. Who has started for them in the Premier League in the last 10 years? 

"I believe all of those players have a special bond and are on the way up. They will be better next year and that’s why I’m confident we will be stronger next season.

The Frenchman also said he expects to gain an advantage on Arsenal's main rivals because of the amount of managerial changes.

"It gives me a slight advantage because I know my squad well," he said. "It will take my rivals some time to know theirs, except Jose Mourinho, who knows some of his from before." 

"But we should focus on our strengths rather than expect any weakness from the others. 

"It is important to have strong start and raise belief. Last season when we lost Robin van Persie we had a sceptical environment around the club. We need the crowd to be behind the team."

The only addition the north London have made is that of Yaya Sanogo; the young French striker joined from Auxerre on a free transfer after scoring four goals in seven games at the U-20 World Cup.

Although Sanogo could prove to be a great acquisition, especially in future years, he is not the big signing Arsenal fans were hoping would be leading the line week-in-week-out.

The likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney were of the calibre hoped for.

But after missing out on Higuain, who will line up against the Gunners on Saturday at the Emirates, Arsenal have left themselves in an all-or-nothing situation with Liverpool striker Suarez.

The situation that now looks certain to drag on until the very end of the transfer window.

Wenger's plea for the crowd to get behind the team just shows how well aware he is of the negative atmosphere that will hit the Emirates come the start of the season if Arsenal have not acquired a star player.


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