By Giuseppe Muro

It’s no secret that Arsène Wenger is looking to strengthen his squad this summer but the Arsenal manager insists he will only bring in players that improve his current team.

Wenger has already stated his intention to make additions before the start of next season with potential targets already being suggested by the media.

The 61-year-old says he will bring in players to add to the quality he already has at his disposal but will not be forced into any singings.

“We need to add, of course, and we will do,” said Wenger. “But we have a strong base.

“We have enough quality to beat anyone in the world, even with the current squad. You have a Champions League Final and only one team has beaten both of them and that is Arsenal.

“We have a good team and the best away team [in the Premier League]. The loss of the Carling Cup Final had a huge impact on the team and we did not handle it well.

“It is not catastrophic and do not think we can go to Coventry and find the player who saves Arsenal Football Club.”

Wenger has previously expressed his concern at the cost of buying English players and has tended to look abroad for many of his purchases. But he is not ruling anything out and refused to be drawn on names.

“I always try to get value for money. That is the job of a football manager.

“In England, it is a bit more difficult because player inflation is higher than everywhere else. When you only have a few players at many clubs, the price is too high.”

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20 May 2011