Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the Gunners are active in the transfer market and looking to strengthen the squad further.

The north London club have already unveiled two new players, with Alexis Sanchez arriving from Barcelona and Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United.

However, the Frenchman is still looking to add more signings to cover the departure of a few senior players. Lukasz Fabianski left the club to join Swansea City, which now leaves room for a new goalkeeper to challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the number one spot.

The Gunners boss was pleased with his summer activity this far, but maintains that there is a long way to go and Arsenal are still out on the market looking to add more players.

"I'm very happy with what I could do until now. It's not over - there's still a long way to go," Wenger told Arsenal's official site.

Wenger has confirmed that a goalkeeper is on his way to the club, but was coy regarding targets for other positions in the team.

"I will bring in a goalkeeper for sure."

"I can't give you any names because you are never sure that you can do what you want. We are still out there to strengthen our squad," added the Frenchman.

Wenger, who has been known to leave his transfer dealings to the last minute in the past couple of seasons, is hoping to finish his business earlier this summer, but also believes that it depends on the player's availability.

"You are not the only one who decides that. Sometimes players that you want are available very late. You refer maybe to the Ozil case but at the same period last year, he was not available and became available very late."

"We'll do the deals when it's possible and that depends on three different opinions. This time we could do it early," the 64-year-old manager explained.

Meanwhile, Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has been embroiled in yet another controversy after he was snapped smoking during his holiday break in Las Vegas. Wenger is aware of the media attention the incident has been getting, but has decided to first talk to the player before making any comments regarding it.

"I haven't spoken to him so it's very difficult for me to make any statement. I know what you can make of pictures - I have to speak to him really to see what happens before I come out publicly."

The Gunners boss also feels that this will be a crucial season in Wilshere's career. He feels that the midfielder has got all the potential to progress and become a top player.

"He's at an age where yo want him to move forward. He has the potential. I believe for him, the most important [thing] now is to have a good preparation and focus on getting really fit."

"Jack is a great player - he has a football brain and he's ambitious. I'm sure that [if] he's injury free, he will have a great season," Wenger concluded.