Arsenal's Arsene Wenger could bring in reinforcements in the summer
Taking the blame: Arsene Wenger has claimed full responsibility for Arsenal's season-wrecking slide in form Photo: GETTY IMAGES
By Telegrah staff 10:05AM BST 26 Apr 2011
"We have to strengthen the squad where it needs and make the right decision on that front. It is always on my mind, every day," said Wenger after Arsenal's defeat to Bolton on Sunday all but ended their title hopes.
"Don’t think it’s not on my mind."
"We have the quality, that is for sure," Wenger said. "We have to strengthen the squad where it needs and make the right decision on that front."
"If someone can convince me that the principles are wrong I am ready to change, but I feel we try to play football the proper way. When you don't win you question your principles, but you have to give yourself the right distance to see what is right and wrong in what you do. I think if something is wrong in our team, it is not the principles in playing our football."
"The team have had an outstanding attitude and will not be rewarded because of small things, but small things cost you. It is frustrating because the team has produced the efforts. We have to be realistic that it [the title] is very unlikely now, but we have to finish as well as we can."
Wenger's plan to fine-tune his existing team could be made significantly more difficult if any of his star players decide to quit the Emirates in the hope of finding success elsewhere.
Arsenal are currently trying to extend the contracts of two France internationals, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri, both of whom are in the final year of their current deals.
"We are talking to Nasri and his agent already and we have the same situation with Clichy," said Wenger.
"We have agreed to speak about it during the summer.
"The players have the opportunity here to do it in their own way, with their own philosophy, with their own togetherness," he added.
"When you sign a contract for four or five years, you are committed through your contract to win trophies with the club where you sign.
"It is in no contract that if you do not win a trophy the first year, you can leave."
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