Arsene Wenger has vowed to do everything he can to keep star duo Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri at Arsenal beyond the summer.
The Gunners have once again endured a summer of transfer speculation surrounding club captain Fabregas, with Barcelona keen to bring the Spaniard back to his homeland.
Nasri has also been heavily linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium as he has just a year remaining on his current contract, and Manchester United are said to be ready to test Arsenal's resolve with a £20million offer.
Reports suggest the Frenchman has been offered a lucrative new deal worth £110,000-a-week to stay in North London, but Sky Sports News understands he has told the club he wants to leave.
Wenger has made it clear he wants the pair to stay and has warned any potential suitors to expect a battle.
"Our position is always the same, we want to keep Cesc and I will fight as hard as I can to keep him," Wenger told the club's official website.
"Samir Nasri is exactly the same. We will do everything we can to keep him."
Fabregas has been ruled out of Arsenal's pre-season tour of Asia due to a muscular injury but Japanese youngster Ryo Miyaichi has been included in the travelling party after returning from a successful loan spell in Holland with Feyenoord.
"We will take the strongest possible squad, but Fabregas will not travel because he still has a small muscular problem. He will stay and practice here," said Wenger.
"There is a doubt about [Emmanuel] Eboue who has done his calf."
Rejecting suggestions that Miyaichi's inclusion was a clever marketing ploy ahead of games in Malaysia and China, Wenger indicated that the 18-year-old winger could play a part in his plans for the new season.
"He is on the plane because he is quality," the Arsenal manager said.
"It is a good opportunity for him to show that he has the talent to play for Arsenal.
"Everybody will be curious to see him play in Asia."
Gervinho is understood to have undergone a medical at Arsenal, with confirmation of a four-year deal expected shortly.
Arsenal are also believed to be interested in Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill and Valencia's Juan Mata, and Wenger has confirmed he is looking for more fresh faces.
"I can promise you that we will work very hard and we have had some long nights to achieve what we want to achieve," he said.
Wenger certainly has funds available, with full-back Gael Clichy sold to Manchester City last week in a reported £7m deal.
However, the Gunners boss rejected suggestions he would buy just for the sake of it.
"If there were an obvious choice, people would have already made their decisions," Wenger said.
"Everybody needs the same players for the same positions. We are at the top level and therefore need exceptional quality to strengthen our side.
"I can understand that people say 'you have money, just go out and buy', but it's not only that, we want to find the quality we need."