Wenger aims is to add proven quality in specifically targeted areas. With Wenger himself out of contract next year, his success in this summer's transfer market and how Arsenal start next season could be pivotal in deciding whether he remains at the club beyond 2014.
Wenger's plan is to continue to rebuild around a British core of players, notably Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey and Kieran Gibbs, but also use the club's greater financial strength to have a better chance of competing for the world's elite players.
Arsenal's wage bill will also be eased this summer when Sebastian Squillaci and Andrei Arshavin are out of contract. Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh, Johan Djourou and Park Chu-young will also be available.