There are quite a few young Arsenal fringe players that are hoping that Mr Wenger doesn’t buy too many stars but promotes his youngsters into the Gunners first team.
One of these is the Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell, who after a successful loan period at Lorient in Ligue 1, feels he is now ready and willing to take his rightful place in the Arsenal first team.
“That’s what I’m hoping for – to play for Arsenal next year,” Campbell said. “I think I’ve got the ability to do it. I’ve got every confidence in my ability to go to Arsenal and play.