Wenger On Transfers: “We Want to Strengthen the Team”

By on May 9, 2011

Next year Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not want to be chasing the title with games running out, and big opportunities missed. For that reason, he is willing to make changes.

After two transfer windows in which Wenger brought few players in, whilst not spending big for some time, he has admitted his regret. He told of how he should have bought a defender to replace the injured Thomas Vermaelen, but the ambiguity of his injury prevented him from committing to a new signing.

Now, he has informed Arsenal fans that the club will be using the transfer window in the summer to build on his young squad. He insists his side have immense “spirit”, but evidently, it has not been enough to fight in four competitions successfully. Wenger said:

“We have a very young team and we want to strengthen the team.”

“Number wise, how much that will be I don’t know. It depends as well who goes out, we have a big squad.

“You have the same problem everywhere. If you don’t have enough players, people say ‘why don’t you have another striker on the bench?’

“It is a price to pay, I believe it is part of being a football player.”

“Also, on the other hand you cannot reproach that the players have not performed as well as you wanted if you don’t give them a chance. It is difficult.”

There has been no shortage of players linked to Arsenal recently, with Phil Jagielka of Everton one central defender being reportedly scouted by Arsenal, as well as a Blackburn double of Phil Jones and Steven N’Zonzi. Jones is a promising young centre back while N’Zonzi is a similar player to the former Arsenal captain, Patrick Vieira, and plays in the defensive midfield position. Jack Rodwell is another player that has been linked as has Ajax goalkeeper and Manchester United target Maarten Stekelenburg.

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5 Comments

  1. cin

    May 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Again and Again this kind of shit words.

    All the season he says same thing. Strengthen…….

    Then at the he will say simply he didn’t find any quality players than he has now……..

    We know Mr wenger, how much quality ur team has………

  2. Ahmed

    May 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Pls for crying outloud,arsenal need a gud and fast striker a solid defender.in addition a deffenciv midfilder 2 streanghten the team

  3. mohamed

    May 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    i donot belive wenger anymore enough of his excuses n promise .let c he start the weeding than making solid offers to those he wants to help beef up the squad now so that the new players can start the preseason with the team n r ready . otherwise he wil come out with more excuses or else pl do arsenal a favour by steping aside let someone else finish ur job

  4. mamud hassan taiwo

    May 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    he needs to come down from his high horse and buy 3 or 4 quality players to put Arsenal in the rightful position. Benzema is a good choice, So also Checilin, pardon if i spell it wrong. We need a strong defensive midfielder. Let wenger pay attention to the height and size of players to buy. Vela can not even make a regular appearance at W Brom and that Arsenal player for future. I can submit that majority of the current squad will not make it into any of the big teams across Europe.

  5. ogolla james

    May 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    i believ asenal squad is da best its only lack winning mentality n commitment.

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