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Arsenal will be intelligent in transfer market – Wenger

After Saturday’s 4-0 English FA Cup Final victory over Aston Villa, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has looked ahead to potentially strengthening his squad with the view of mounting a bid for the English Premier League title.

The French boss said he will be “intelligent” in the upcoming transfer window, after goals from Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud secured Arsene Wenger’s 6th FA Cup win and a record-breaking 12th for the Gunners at the Wembley Stadium.

The North Londoners suffered their worst ever start to a Premier League season last autumn, going on to finished third in the league, and Wenger feels their is no need to rock the boat after an impressive triumph at Wembley – a second successive FA Cup win.

“I’m not in the buying mood tonight,” he said after the final whistle.

“I will buy a drink for my players. We’ll see what’s going on in the transfer market but we have a good basis.

“We have some time to prepare because we won’t be playing a [UEFA] Champions League qualifier. We have a good confidence level, so let’s show that we can be intelligent during the summer.”

“Of course we can push on. Why not? We have won the league in the past when we’ve had the potential to do it and that’s what we want to do again.

“We want to show that we can match anybody next season but we don’t know how good the other teams will be. It is about consistency at the top level and we have shown signs of consistency.

“In the past when we have won leagues, we have been consistent. We didn’t lose for 49 games. Nobody [else] has done it. When we have a good confidence level and the quality, we can be consistent.”


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