Liam Brady predicts busy summer for Arsene Wenger

Liam Brady predicts Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will do "a lot of business" this summer, and believes Samir Nasri will stay at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners saw another season which promised so much fail to deliver as their quest for honours quickly fell apart following defeat in the Carling Cup final to Birmingham.



While Wenger has indicated he will bring in some experienced talent to help his youngsters get over the line in 2012, as yet there have been no transfer dealings despite the likes of Liverpool wasting no time in already agreeing to spend £20million on England Under-21 international Jordan Henderson.



Arsenal have been heavily linked with Lille's Ivorian forward Gervinho, as well as Bolton defender Gary Cahill and promising young Blackburn defender Phil Jones.



Brady, head of youth development at Arsenal, maintains the north London club will soon complete on their transfer targets.



"There will be a lot of business done this year and I think we will be spending a bit more money than we have done in past seasons. I think Arsenal will spend this year," Brady told talkSPORT.



However, the former Republic of Ireland midfielder maintained signing talent is never easy, given the competitive market.



"Where are the players to go around everybody? It is not only the clubs in England, but also all the big European clubs are in the transfer market," he said.



Midfielder Nasri last night urged Gunners fans to ignore reports he could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium.



The France international has yet to agree a new deal and is said to be a target for both Manchester United and Bayern Munich.



Brady, though, is confident the 23-year-old will soon commit his long-term future to the Gunners.



"We all rate Nasri," Brady said.



"I believe they had extensive contractual talks but not reached a conclusion, but sometimes it takes time.



"I am optimistic he will be playing with Arsenal next year."

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