Arsenal FC: Can Arsenal Finish Strong and Strengthen the Squad This Summer?

Mike Goncalves@MGoncalves10Correspondent IIIMarch 27, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: Fans react after Theo Walcott of Arsenal scores during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villal at Emirates Stadium on March 24, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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London, England — Emirates Stadium has been the scene of some very different opinions and performances for Arsene Wenger's men this season. After the first month of the season, Arsenal FC fans were calling for the long-time Arsenal manager to be sacked. From their first seven matches in the English Premier League, Arsenal managed a total of seven points. From those seven games, Arsenal had a goal difference of -5, with a heavy defeat of 8-2 at the hands of now Premier League leader, Manchester United.

In the past two months, Arsene Wenger's men have began to play better football and have started to get some positive results. Apart from the 4-0 loss away to AC Milan, Arsenal have ground out some important victories, and those — who at one point crucified Wenger — are now by his side once again.

Having won seven straight EPL matches, Arsenal will look to continue their great run for the remainder of the season. The players appear to once again be happy, and they are showing that on the field. Without the pressures of the big matches, Arsenal look to have finally found thir form. Although it has come too late, and this season will be another season with no silverware for Arsenal, Wenger can take some positives from this run.

Wenger has finally seen Tomas Rosicky reach the form that convinced the Frenchman to bring him to London, while the goal-scoring load has been lifted from Robin Van Persie. The Dutchman's teammates are finally putting the ball in the back of the net, and not depending so much on the Arsenal's skipper.

After a solid performance over the weekend against an Aston Villa side who can't seem to find their identity, Arsenal will look to keep things rolling for the remaining eight matches. With the Gunners in third place and in a Champions League position, could Arsene Wenger bring in a few world class re-enforcements this summer?

Wenger has come out publicly and said that he wants to avoid the disaster that was last summer. With rumors about Lukas Podolski on his way to the Emirates, Wenger has apparently turned his attentions to Mario Gotze, who renewed his contract today with Borrusia Dortmund, as well as Eden Hazard.

Realistically, if Arsenal can offload some of the higher paid players and clear some room, Arsenal should be able to bring in at least two world class players. Podolski is certainly someone who could call London his home next season, while Hazard and Gotze will be very difficult to sign. Not only will they come with a very high price tag, but Arsenal would have to contend with teams like Manchester City, something they can't do financially.

With Jack Wilshere returning next season, he will be an incredible boost to an Arsenal mid-field that is beginning to mature. If Wenger can bring in a few solid players to offer depth off the bench, as well as add a world class midfielder and striker, Arsenal can very much be a contender across the board next season.

The question now is who will Wenger bring to the Emirates? Who are the realistic possibilities?