I Won’t Wait Till The Last Day Before I Sign Players – Wenger

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Arséne Wenger has clarified that the deadline day of 2011 won’t be repeated this summer.

In 2011, after a horrendous loss at Old Trafford, Wenger went out and bought 5 players in 2 days out of which only 2 are currently first team players. Arsenal signed Mikel Arteta, Park Chu-Young, Andre Santos, Per Mertesacker and Yossi Benayoun on loan from Chelsea on the very last day of the transfer window. Out of these only Arteta and Mertesacker have been any good.

Arsenal haven’t signed anybody this transfer window except for Yaya Sanogo on a free from Ligue 2 club, Auxerre. There are rumblings of frustration and discontent amongst the Arsenal fans for Wenger’s lack of activity this summer especially after the club talked up the level of players that the Gunners could now buy, which was shown by their willingness to spend when they bid £23,000,001 more than their transfer record for Luis Suarez which was immediately rejected by Liverpool.

Arséne Wenger touched on this topic in his pre match press conference and pacified the supporters that there will not be another mad dash on the deadline day. He said that it has become tough to buy players, due to an increase in spending of many clubs, especially from France, which caused a shortage of top, top, top quality players. Wenger also said that he understands the frustration that the fans are feeling about Arsenal’s inactivity in the transfer market, and Arsenal will keep working till the deadline day to bring in the right players.

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  1. Nobody with class wants to come to Arsenal. We are a joke of a team. We have a few quality players. We struggle because we can’t fight for the game. We concede too many silly goals because our defence is a shambles. No chemistry between AW and Bold.
    Always the same every year for almost 10 years. We have no ambition and too much fear and zero experience.
    AW has showed again that he has lost the plot. He made silly offers for quality players that he knew would turn him down.
    Suarez is just playing with us , we all know that he would ask for a transfer request if it was Real Madrid, Barcelona and even Chelsea that were interested in him. He would prefer to stay at Liverpool and hope that RM come in for him in January.
    We also need a good keeper. a quality cb. Where are they? No comments from AW.
    I really hope that this is the last season of AW. I have been a Gunner since 1970 and this is by far the worst period. Even under Terry Neil and Don Howe, we won a couple of FA cups.

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