Arsene Wenger: Arsenal’s top-four finish makes transfers easier

Arsene Wenger admits that qualifying for the Champions League should make it easier for Arsenal to bring in top players this summer

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Arsene Wenger's side sealed a fourth-place finish on Sunday Photo: Back Page Images

Arsene Wenger admits that qualifying for the Champions League should make it easier for Arsenal to bring in top players during the summer transfer window.

The Gunners booked their place in Europe’s elite club competition for the 16th successive season as their 1-0 win at Newcastle ensured they finished a point above Tottenham Hotspur.

And reflecting on his side’s achievement after Sunday’s game, Wenger said: “[Qualifying] means for us to be capable to play with the top teams in Europe. That’s what you want.

“It means as well that it’s easier to bring in players when you have a chance to be in the Champions League.

“Let’s not forget we are not in yet. We have to qualify and that’s always a very tricky round for us. But at least we have the chance.”

Wenger also praised his players’ mental strength after they battled back from being seven points behind Tottenham back in March.

“In the last three months, I believe we have been remarkably consistent,” the Frenchman continued.

“We won every away game so it’s a good springboard for next season, to transfer that belief into the start of next season. That means we need stability and to strengthen our group if possible.

“There are many clubs out there with a lot of money so the competition is very hard. There’s not as much talent as money today in football.”

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