Boss on making signings before deadline

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Arsène Wenger remains confident of bringing in new signings before the transfer window closes.

The Arsenal manager has made one acquisition over the summer so far and insists striker Yaya Sanogo will make a significant contribution next term. But he is working to add further quality to his squad

“There are two ways for us to strengthen our team," he said ahead of the Emirates Cup this weekend.

"The transfer window finishes at the start of September. We are working very hard to strengthen our squad"

Arsene Wenger

“The first is internal and [remember] we finished with 73 points last year after a very strong run. But I feel, because we are a very young core of players, there is room for improvement.

“So the second part is to of course strengthen our squad from outside.

“We have signed Sanogo. He has not made the headlines. Why? Because he is not £50m to £100million but I am quite confident he will make them soon on the pitch, and that for me is the most important.

“There is one month to go. We are at the beginning of August, the transfer window finishes at the start of September. We are working very hard to strengthen our squad.

“I don't want to speak about Suarez because that is between Liverpool and Arsenal. We will completely respect what Liverpool wants to do. We want to do that if it is feasible in an amicable way.

I am a great believer you have to keep as much confidentiality as possible. That is quite difficult in the modern world.

“But we work very hard, not only on that case, on other different cases.

“If you look at many teams around us, nothing has happened until now. At the moment the market hasn't moved a lot. Apart from Man City, nobody has done anything.”

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