Arsenal boss Wenger ‘afraid’ of what Chelsea can do in the summer

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is "afraid" of how Chelsea could strengthen in the summer ahead of next season

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Arsene Wenger's side are third in the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

Arsene Wenger says he is “afraid” of how Chelsea could strengthen in the summer ahead of next season.

The Blues have been linked with a host of big names in recent months, including the likes of Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani.

And Wenger is expecting Arsenal’s London rivals to be busy in the summer transfer market.

“I’m afraid of what Chelsea can do in the summer,” Wenger wrote in his column for Yahoo! Eurosport. “We have to be prepared for them to be one of the biggest movers in terms of investment once the window opens.

“Even though they already have a great base to their squad, notably their young players such as Oscar, Juan Mata, Ramires and Eden Hazard, I think they will be busy during the transfer window.

“We’ve heard a lot of talk about Falcao. Some people say it’s already a done deal but I’ve heard nothing.”

Wenger also said a return to Stamford Bridge for Jose Mourinho would be a “good solution” for the Blues, with interim boss Rafael Benítez set to leave in the summer.

He added: “I think Chelsea currently have a great coach in Rafa Benítez, but if they part ways at the end of season, of course Jose Mourinho would be a good solution for Chelsea.

“Mourinho is one of the best in the world. But I consider Benítez to be doing a good job at Stamford Bridge.”

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