By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal will be ready to fight for the Premiership title next season however he'll not necessarily add to his squad over the summer.
The Frenchman takes his side to Portsmouth on Sunday for the final game of the campaign safe in the knowledge that they will finish third or fourth in the table. However a slow start to the season ensured they were never really contenders for the top spot.
Wenger has previously talked of the need for one or perhaps two "super, super class" players. However, speaking before the weekend games, he suggested any purchase must be considered in the light of the youngsters who have emerged this season.
"The problem is that because we have had a disappointing season, everybody wants you to buy," said Wenger.
"I have to really think if that is needed or not because there is an element in our team that they will progress because they are young. Also, what do I need to add, if I do need to add something?
"I will do what I feel is right for the team and for the Club but the situation is not always to buy. Manchester United let Ruud van Nistelrooy go, they bought only Michael Carrick and now they play for the Premiership."
Wenger went on: "We will be ready to go [for the title] next season if we have the right mixture.
"We need to find a better balance in our team in some positions then we will be ready."
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