Wenger: “We will sign a player soon”

By on June 25, 2010

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By Fab4.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal.com that he expects the club to sign a defender soon. The Gunners have been linked with several defenders over the last few weeks as we look set to lose at least 3 centre-backs from last years squad, with Phillippe Senderos already left for Fulham and William Gallas, Mikel Silvestre and Sol Campbell all yet to agree new deals.

Wenger announced last week that he was aiming to complete a defensive signing before the end of the World Cup but refused to name who his No.1 target was. Several media outlets are claiming Lorient defender Laurent Koscienly is on the verge of moving to North London, and a possible delay being down to Wenger forgetting his Blackberry!

Now Arsene has once again reiterated his desire to tie-up a new defender in the coming days.

“Nothing has been done yet but I expect something will be done quite soon on that front, on the defensive front. We will sign a player soon,” Wenger told Arsenal.com this week.

“But we do not want to come out with names before we announce it.

“Keep faith in what has always worked well for us and that is to keep it secret as much as we can.”

It seems highly likely the player in question will in fact be Koscienly with the players agent confirming a deal is close. The question will then be…who next? Surely one relatively unproven 24-year-old isn’t going to fill the gap left by 3 highly experienced centre-backs?

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3 Comments

  1. el

    June 25, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    please sign Diego Lugano…we need him.

  2. realtalkfootball

    June 26, 2010 at 1:36 am

    No Lugano is a poor player, Arsenal need two centrebacks asap

  3. Gunner Get Through This...

    June 26, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I hope it is Koscienly, he’s a good player and has got youth on his side so we wont need to off load him in a couple of years and he will partner up with Vermaelen really well too.

    Let’s face it everyone was worried about Vermaelen when we signed last year, saying would he have enough experience to deal with the pressures of the Prem League and he was short for a defensive player. A year on, he was one, if not the best signings in the league and was our best deffensive player by far. You could tell he had passion for the club from the start, just be the way he played.

    In Wenger we trust….

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