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Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny believes a clever summer transfer business by the club could help the team to be successful in the league next season.
The defender was speaking while preparing with the French national team for this summer European championship and urged the club to sign quality player this summer. The defender believes this summer recruitment will determine if the club will be able to end it’s 12 year wait for a league title next season.
“Yes it’s a disappointment. We finished second, but if you look at the whole season, we can have regrets,” he told Omnisport, as quoted by Goal.
“I think this year we had the means to compete with the other teams to win this title. But our results were inconsistent, especially in February and March, when we won very few games, and we took very few points.
“It was tough, but we have to keep the positive from this season to learn from it, and start a nice season next year, with probably some new players that will allow us to reach another level and have more consistent results.”
Koscielny also had good words for manager Arsene Wenger insisting the French man is still the man for the Emirates job.
“The boss has seen it all, he’s been for many years at the club. I think we owe him a lot,” Koscielny said.
“At least, I owe him very much, I have a lot of respect for the coach, but as well for the man. He’s a very nice guy. I understand the frustration of the fans because we did not win the title for a long time, but I think that Arsene did some amazing things in this club.
“He helped it grow, now we have a beautiful stadium, our facilities are unbelievable…it’s up to us, the players, to do what’s necessary on the pitch to win these titles.
“But I think that Arsene is a very good coach, and he’s still the man for the job.”
Arsenal finished second on the league table last season and Wenger is keen to challenge for the title next year hence is working actively to bring in the right player’s this summer.