Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey believes that the Gunners have the base in place to win the title next season with the existing set of players.
The north London club have not won the title in over a decade and it is believed that they still need strengthening in key areas to bring that drought to an end. A defensive midfielder, a striker and a goalkeeper are the three positions that have been earmarked for strengthening in the summer.
However, the emergence of Francis Coquelin and David Ospina has alleviated the need for an immediate signing but Ramsey insists that the Gunners do not need a marquee signing to close the gap.
However, history suggests otherwise, as Arsenal's recent purchases in Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have helped the side win trophies in back to back years, making the north London club the most successful team in FA Cup history. Ramsey himself has been in good form since the turn of the year, but has expressed dissatisfaction at being shunted out wide late in the campaign.
"Every club brings in a new faces and a few will leave. But even with this group of players now I believe if everyone was fit in the season we would have a great opportunity of competing for the Premier League," Ramsey said.
"This team has come on a lot over the last few years and if we can get off to a good start next season we will challenge.
"The club is in a good place. They don't have to let players go and we're building on this team rather than players leaving and you have to rebuild around those left. It is a nice feeling and means that the group can stick together. The understanding is there already so it can only get stronger," he added.