By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger admits that the transfer market is starting to hot up for Arsenal - but insists it will not affect his side's Premier League run-in.

Arsenal have been linked with a host of players in recent weeks, but with seven games remaining their first priority is securing Champions League football for next season.

Wenger is acutely aware that he cannot let anything derail his side and believes his players will retain their focus.

"Things are starting now [in terms of transfers]," he told Arsenal Player.

"At the moment we are so focused on finishing the season well, though, because what we have done over the past two months is absolutely exceptional.

"It would be stupid not to finish the job now because we have put ourselves back in a strong position. To finish the season well demands a complete focus on our performances and that is what will do.

"We will prepare for next season and the credit we will get for this season will depend on how we finish."

Watch the full interview with the boss on Arsenal Player.

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