Wengers says that he can see where they went wrong last season and if he can hold onto his key players, and add a few more, then they will be able to end their trophy drought.
“The players have worked very hard, are determined and the competition is a high level,” said Wenger.
“We analysed it all again and you look at all the performance indexes from last season you will see we were very close. That is why my desire is so big to keep the whole squad together.
“I talked about Fabregas and Nasri because I feel a good response would be to say ‘okay, we missed it last year. Let’s show that we can do it together, with maybe one or two more players’.
“That is what we come to expect from champions.”