By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger expects a relatively quiet summer in the transfer market - at Arsenal and beyond.
The Arsenal manager has already snapped up Cologne striker Lukas Podolski ahead of the 2012/13 season and he has been linked with many more potential signings. Wenger admits he may add "one or two" new recruits but he thinks that clubs will be restricted by squad quotas and economic troubles.
"We have already bought Podolski and we have bought five players during the season when it had already started," Wenger told Arsenal Player.
"Our job will be focused on inside [matters] now we have Podolski. That means to get Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby back in a healthy situation and then I believe we have quite a big squad. It will be [our intention] to trim a little bit and if possible add one or two players.
"I believe that the summer will be quiet for many reasons," he added. "First of all in England you have a 25-man limited squad number. Secondly the financial situation all over Europe is really bad and in some countries they have other worries than football. Therefore I expect it to be quiet.
"In our job, and this is like a football match, it is not completely predictable. But on the vibes I get even from the clubs who are big spenders, they all want to slow down."
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