Arsene Wenger: Arsenal squad strongest it’s been for many years

Arsene Wenger insists that he is thrilled about quality of his Arsenal squad this season

Arsene Wenger has expressed his delight at the strength in depth available to him at Arsenal this season.

The Gunners are currently third in the Premier League table heading into Monday night’s clash with Hull City as Wenger looks to guide his team to qualification for the Champions League.

We’ve found a better balanced team during the season

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal have been linked with a host of players in recent weeks as the summer transfer window approaches.

However, Wenger has indicated that he is happy with the players at his disposal and feels that his squad is now the strongest it has been for many years.

“If you ask me if I am happy with the depth of the squad I say certainly yes because I have many international top quality players who are not even in the squad on Saturdays when everyone is available. That has not been the case for many years,” Wenger told a news conference last week.

He continued: “I think our slow start was down to post-World Cup problems and to the fact as well that we had to play the qualifiers for the Champions League.”

“It always takes a lot out of you but overall I believe that we’ve found a better balanced team during the season as well.

“That’s our challenge, to finish well and take that strength into the next season. The start of the season is linked with belief as well. We can just strengthen the belief by finishing well.”

Arsenal, who have won eight of their last nine top-flight games, can move above second-placed Manchester City if they win their game in hand over Manuel Pellegrini’s men.

The Gunners will look to defend their FA Cup title when they take on Aston Villa in the final at Wembley later this month.

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