Wenger: I Have A Transfer List For The Summer

By on May 23, 2011

Arsenal, and in particular Arsene Wenger, have been criticized for the lack of transfer activity over the past few years with chances coming and going to invest in new players, much to the frustration of many Arsenal fans. However, he has announced that there will be transfer activity this summer, saying Arsenal are “definitely” in the market for players.

With a rumoured transfer kitty of £35 million, Wenger has plenty to spend, and rumours are constant as to who he will buy with it. Will he spend it all on one, big, established, experienced player, or will he invest in a few promising youngster? The Arsenal manager said:

“I like English players. They are good, but I have said the inflation for them is always very high. It is always a lot of money, but if we have to spend we will do it, if we are really convinced.”

“On one player we can afford it, but it depends what will happen. We have lists – number one, two, three – and we will try to achieve them. Unfortunately it does not always go like planned. It is very difficult to make things happen.”

“We will work on strengthening the team. We are definitely out on the market – that is for sure.”

However, despite his positive comments on Arsenal’s proposed activity in the market, it remains unlikely that he will spend loads of money – it isn’t in his nature. He will only spend “what is needed” and no more. Despite peoples criticisms of him, he speaks a lot of truth.

When clubs like City spend tens of millions without a seconds thought, clubs hike the prices of players up and wait for them to come in with a bid. Wenger understandably wants to avoid that situation:

“I will spend what is needed to spend. It is very difficult to go out and say ‘we have so much money’, because then people wait for you.”

“Like always we will try to buy at the right price, but we will try to invest.”

Wenger highlights the need to be cost efficient, taking into consideration the fees, the wages and the long term. It is important too, he says, to get is key players signed up on new contracts so as to avoid the scenario of them walking out on a free transfer. Seems obvious, but when their player of the season Samir Nasri (according to a DBS Football poll) is at stake, it is vital:

“Our costs always go up – our wages go up, we renew contracts of the players, they know the prices which are available on the market, so the prices go up every year.”
“We will sort that situation out quickly after the end of the season. We need to know very quickly. We won’t allow that [contracts expire] to happen. It has to be resolved before the season starts again.”

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14 Comments

  1. Qudzy

    May 23, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Spend some f*cking money!

    • nyamutale isaac

      May 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

      its a high time Mr.wenger 2 bring joy 2 we Arsenal funs

  2. 2bad for arsenal

    May 23, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Arsene wenger u re smart but u need to up ur game with your players over six years no trophy it is true to spend your money correctly but arsenal are lacking experience in the midfield. So get us a player that is attack minded in the midfield and also in the defense a player who can stand properly and not wear out player who have loss there drive to playing properly

  3. Arsenal Future Manager

    May 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Arsenal is almost complete, all we need is ”Benzema (ST) and Vertonghen(LB/CB)”

  4. swee

    May 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    he”ll buy its his last chance

  5. Patrick

    May 23, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Lets hope that this list does not just contain the names of players he wants to sell for profits and hardly any quality players coming in. Afterall this has been our experience in the last few years.

  6. Sack Wenger

    May 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Wenger, spend some f**king $$$$$……all you do is find some pathetic excuse all the time……now youre going to lose fabregas and nasri because you wont buy something decent!!! Arsenal had a net turnover of $382 million this season …..what did you buy ? Chamakh on a free !!!!

  7. elvi

    May 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    he will sign 2 french players from lige 2.

  8. adi

    May 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    samba+inler+a good winger(if cesc leaves, moving nasri to centre)+gervinho
    if clichy also leaves, buy vertonghen

  9. OMOSHEBI

    May 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Let every arsenal fans look at this angle, Arsene wenger would never play on the pitch all he need to do is to tell the player how to handle their opponent so this is the normal things that coach need to do. the problems of arsenal is the player they dont apply their SENSES to what they are doing on the pitch though they play good football but they lack finishing when their midfielders struggle and manage to give a perfect pass all the attacker play like walking crab they lack pull the trigger why? look at Barcelona which we play the same good football when they closed to box18 they always pull they trigger before you realise it the ball is in the net though arsene wenger try his best but all arsenal player should know that when you are playing you need results play like you are going to war we have everything in arsenal Room like machine gun, Bomb, AK 47, Ak90 riffles play like mad soldier all fight for winning
    Arsene Wenge train our boys how they play accurate shot, best freekick, if you continue to play tip tap at the box 6 without shot nothing we come out of it lets have change in the pattern of play and we need a skillful player that can hold tension on the pitch

  10. victor

    May 23, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    wenger should come 2 realise dat arsenal cash is not his.. pls spend the cash or leave with ur arrogance and BADLUCK!!!!!

  11. jontas sume

    May 23, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    come on wenger! you are good coach, why we repeat the same mistakes, we are very tired about this please!buy good soldiers who fight like no surrender on the war please buy best men

  12. Kolawole

    May 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Wenger, you are a good coach and I know you Know what to do to win trophy and make us fans happy and still make money for the chair-holders, in year 2003, 2004 and 2005 if we don’t have such players then Arsenal cant win those laurels so go after quality midfield and defenders and let the attackers take accurate shoot when approaching goal area. Keep your and buy quality players

  13. shrikant

    May 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    He is a fantastic coach……lets take an example of 2 rubberbands….1 is man utd n other is arsenal…..man utd rubber band is strong enough(just enough) to full stretch itself in the end games…n the arsenal one breaks…so instead of repairing with some glue(cheap players) he should replace it with d new one so that it lasts long…..especially in the final print neede dfor the premiership…..n den what TROPHY is back to d EMIRATES..!!

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