Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is not done in the transfer market just yet.
The French boss has sealed one deal for Petr Cech so far, but assured Arsenal fans today that he is on the look-out for more players.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with a new forward to offer competition for Olivier Giroud as well as a midfielder, although Morgan Schneiderlin, who was previously linked with a move to north London, has completed a switch to Manchester United.
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Speaking at the start of Arsenal's pre-season tour in Singapore, Wenger said he isn't adverse to doing more deals in the market in order to improve his squad and challenge for the title next season.
“I don’t close the door,” he told reporters. “If we can find any player who can strengthen the squad then we will. We have strengthened the squad already and I believe part of the success of the team is down to the level of cohesion.
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“We have a good level of cohesion and at the moment what is very important to our squad and myself is to see how we can move forward again.
“We feel that we moved forward last season but it’s not enough to think that’s okay, we have to move forward again. It’s much more important about the team now rather than finding the right player. I believe we have the quality and it’s now how much we can be stronger together.”
Arsenal could swoop for Karim Benzema from Real Madrid
Arsenal remain interested in signing Real Madrid star Karim Benzema, and will make a move for him if Rafael Benitez doesn’t use him as a first-choice striker.
That’s according to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial who report that the France international hasn’t yet been spoken to by Benitez and could well tumble down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu ahead of the ex-Napoli boss’ maiden campaign there.
Last time round Benzema enjoyed a solid campaign, bagging 15 goals in 29 games for Madrid. As it stands there is little in the way of direct competition in the form of out-and-out strikers at the Bernabeu, and he is expected to be the club's number one forward for the 2015/16 campaign.
Petr Cech confirms strange shirt number choice
Petr Cech has confirmed he will wear number 33 next season - because it matches his age and strangely the amount of vertebrae in a human spine.
The former Chelsea shotstopper says his decision was also based on the amount of Premier League matches he has featured in - 333.
He wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of his new number: "Starting new chapter at 33 years of age with 333 games in the premier league ... That's an easy choice 😄 ". He later added: Hope to be a part of the spine of the team - spine has 33 vertebrae ...