Arséne Wenger has said that Arsenal can still win the title, even without signing Luis Suarez.
The Frenchman said, “Yes, of course. I am confident,”
“Why should I sit here and say to you we can absolutely not win the title with the players we have?”
Wenger is not feeling the pressure to bolster his squad, and insists any future negotiations for Suarez will be kept private.
“I never said we have made a bid to Liverpool; now I can tell you we have made one, so at least that is some information. All the rest, I would like to keep to us,” he added.
“If we progress in that situation, we will inform you. At the moment, that is where we are.
“We will treat every transfer with the rules we have always done until now, that is in a fair and respectful way. That is our club, that other clubs do differently is their problem, but we will be completely faithful to the values we think are important here.
“We have one month in front of us and we will work very hard to strengthen our squad, without naming any specific names, because I do not believe that will make negotiations easier.”
Arsenal, who have only signed Yaya Sanogo this summer, are under immense pressure to spend this summer. The Gunners lost their second match of the Emirates Cup to Galatasaray, who won the trophy. Galatasaray scored through Arsenal’s arch nemesis, Didier Drogba, who made it 15 goals in 15 appearances against the Gunners. He won a horrendous penalty, the referee failing to spot a blatant dive, which he duly converted with a laugh. Drogba then turned Per Mertesacker inside out, with a beautiful first touch, after a pass from Wesley Sneijder, who showed glimpses of his form at the World Cup 2010, which had made him such a coveted player all over the world.