Arsenal boss risks fan backlash with transfer comments

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to trust his youngsters instead of buying new players, according to the Daily Star.

The Gunners, who finished in 4th place in the Premier League last season, have been linked with a host of big names including Wayne Rooney, Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez. The north London side have had two bids for the Uruguayan rejected by Liverpool, and Arsenal haven’t ruled out bidding for a third time.

But with Yaya Sanogo the club’s only transfer in this summer so far, fans have been left disappointed by the club’s use of the transfer market. Those supporters’ enthusiasm could be tested further, after Wenger suggested he believes his youngsters are strong enough to challenge in the league this season.

“We have a basis of young players who started in the Premier League, like Wojciech Szczesny, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott,” Wenger said.

“They are all players who started in the Premier League with us. No-one else has done that. I believe those players have a special bond and are on the way up. They are not over the hill. They will be better next year and that’s why I’m confident we will be stronger.”

Fans will get a chance to see how strong the youngsters are during the Emirates Cup this weekend, before Arsenal’s first Premier League match of the season against Aston Villa on August 17th.

Will Wenger stick to his guns or does he need to sign a marquee player? 

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