Arsene Wenger has once again reiterated his desire to sign players this summer and is confident signings will be made before the transfer market closes.

Fans of Arsenal have been waiting all summer for big-name signings after chief executive Ivan Gazidis promised them that Wenger would have significant funds to spend on new players and strengthening the squad, but so far, the club are yet to spend a single penny.

The Gunners have released over 15 players this summer, including three first-team names, and have also sold goalkeeper Vito Mannone to Sunderland. Their only signing has been Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre on a free transfer.

Over the summer, Arsenal have been linked with numerous players, but no-one has officially signed for the Emirates-based club.

The likes of Gonzalo Higuain, who eventually joined Napoli, Stevan Jovetic, who eventually joined Manchester City, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney have all been linked with big-moves to north-London, but none have materialised.

Talking ahead of the club's annual pre-season tournament, Arsene Wenger admitted that the club are interested in bringing players into the club, but has also revealed he is happy with youngster Yaya Sanogo.

“There are two ways for us to strengthen our team," he told Arsenal.com.

“The first is internal and [remember] we finished with 73 points last year after a very strong run. But I feel, because we are a very young core of players, there is room for improvement.

“So the second part is to of course strengthen our squad from outside.

“We have signed Sanogo. He has not made the headlines. Why? Because he is not £50m to £100million but I am quite confident he will make them soon on the pitch, and that for me is the most important.

“There is one month to go. We are at the beginning of August, the transfer window finishes at the start of September. We are working very hard to strengthen our squad.

Although he is keen to make signings, the Frenchman refused to be drawn in to further conversations about the club's ongoing pursuit of Luis Suarez.

He said: “I don't want to speak about Suarez because that is between Liverpool and Arsenal. We will completely respect what Liverpool wants to do. We want to do that if it is feasible in an amicable way.


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