By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger will look for internal and external solutions to his squad requirements this season.
The Frenchman has brought in five players so far this summer - Gervinho, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ryo and Joel Campbell - but wants to add further reinforcements following the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
Wenger has a reputation for promoting from within and has struck gold in recent years with the emergence of Jack Wilshere and Wojciech Szczesny. And, although the manager is in the market for new players, he intends to give young players like Emmanuel Frimpong the chance to show their quality.
"There is an opportunity for others and I believe that life is made of that," said Wenger.
"When a big player leaves, there is an opportunity for someone to come in and show how good he is. I am long enough in the game to know that and to know my players are strong enough to deal with that.
"When the players are strong, it increases even more their determination and solidarity and that’s what I expect from my players.
"I believe we have always promoted players from inside. That is what we will continue to do. If we find the right players to strengthen our squad we will do it no matter the result on Wednesday night. We will be in the market to find one or two players to strengthen our squad.
"But we keep our basic values no matter what happens with the promotion of internal young players. I am sure by the end of the season you will know one or two players you don’t know now and will be surprised about their quality."Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 24 Aug 2011