Wenger has told Arsenal fans the club is actively trying to sign 2-3 players before the end of the transfer window. Arsenal have so far only completed the signing of French under 20 striker Yaya Sanogo but the Frenchman has confirmed he understands the team needs 2-3 new players and he and his management team are working hard to improve the team.
“I don’t disagree that we are a bit light at the moment but there is 18 days to go until the end of the transfer market and we are of course looking to strengthen our squad,” Wenger told a news conference.
“I understand every frustration, you have so many frustrated people, but what is important is the quality of what you do on the pitch, so let’s not create a crisis from nothing,” he added.
“We just played a good game last week (a 3-1 win over Manchester City in a friendly) so let’s transfer that to the next game and not start to convince everybody that the quality of the team that starts on Saturday will be linked with the number of players we buy between today and tomorrow.”
Arsenal who are currently trying to sign Luiz Suarez from Liverpool are not the only club not to have done anything tangible. Both Manchester United and Chelsea are in similar positions.
“Ideally you would want to be quicker, but to finalise (a) transfer you need agreement of three parties,” Wenger said.
“You look at us, Chelsea and Manchester United – it’s difficult to find quality players to strengthen the team and squad because there is a shortage of top players who are available.
“It is not the question about spending the money it is a question of finding the right players, you know. As I told you, you are well informed, you for certain have heard that we are not scared to spend money but we want the right players.”
Although the window opened 2 months ago and Arsenal is yet to make any quality signing, Wenger is of the opinion that his club will still manage to pull through two to three signings in the 18 days that is left in the transfer window.
“It’s impossible to give you a number. The first request is quality to play for Arsenal Football Club. After the number comes in, yes we would like two or three players, if possible more,” he said.
“But we won’t compromise on the quality of the players.”vspace=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no
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