Arsene Wenger's loyalty can help Arsenal this season

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What football fans have learnt over the last couple of days is that loyalty is certainly not one of the strong points of many players in the modern day. Fabian Delph's surprise move to Manchester City after admitting to Aston Villa fans that he will commit his future to the club is proof enough of this. 

However, bringing Arsenal into this discussion of loyalty it makes for interesting reading regarding this season's summer transfer window.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he does not visualise making many more signings for his squad this summer. The rumours linking the Gunners with big money moves for Juventus and Chile star Arturo Vidal and Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon are nothing more than speculation.


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Therefore, if you are an Arsenal fan and are getting your hopes up of signing those big name players, you may feel a sense of disappointment.

With this speculation, however, is it really that necessary for Wenger to sign both Lacazette or Vidal? Do Arsenal need to strengthen these departments before the start of next season?

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Striker debate

The Arsenal squad is incredibly strong already and this is down to the loyalty shown by Wenger to his players. Lacazette is reportedly valued at £35 million. The Gunners already have Olivier Giroud who is an instrumental piece of the puzzle at Arsenal.

He has been completely underrated thus far in his career and it seems that only a handful of Arsenal fans really understand his importance to the team.

Not only do Arsenal have Giroud, but with Theo Walcott now back fit and healthy it is almost as good as a new signing for Arsenal. Walcott proved just how clinical he can be with his return at the end of the 2014/15 season from his injury and how valuable he is for the team.

Midfield debate

As for the Vidal rumours, it is not going to happen. This might disappoint some, but to others they will see it as good business.

Francis Coquelin has proved that he is the man in the middle of the park who Arsenal fans longed for since the departure of Patrick Vieira. Wenger has never been able to fill the role of Vieira but it seems that he might have just uncovered a complete gem with Coquelin.

Last season the Frenchman was one of the most improved players in English football alongside right-back Hector Bellerin.

Wenger obviously feels that he has the required quality already in his squad to compete for the title this coming season. The squad at Arsenal is settled and is coming off the back of an excellent season where they secured the FA Cup.

The biggest challenge

Arsenal's biggest challenge is to keep all of their top players fit throughout the season and to start the campaign strongly. Arguably the slow start to the 2014/15 season was the reason they fell short. Chelsea were deserved winners as they were the most consistent team.

Arsenal must keep the core group of their players together and fit. If they can achieve this, with the experience gained by acquiring Petr Cech it could be an extremely exciting year for Gunners fans.

It is a breath of fresh air to know that there is at least one manager in the Premier League who is not only interested in signing already proven players to reach the end goal. For Wenger, his club is his life and his players are his family. Wenger trusts that his players have the quality necessary to win the Premier League title.

The Arsenal players play for him and this is something most managers would dream of having. Wenger's loyalty will always be his greatest asset alongside his eye for spotting talent. 

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