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Wenger Hints At Waiting Until The Summer To Sign New Players

By on January 18, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Arsene Wenger hints he may wait until the summer to buy.

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Some interesting quotes from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in the Mirror with the boss hinting he may wait until the summer to sign his top transfer targets.

We’ve suffered our worst start to a Premier League season under the Frenchman, we currently sit sixth in the table – 6 points off fourth place – and were dumped out the League Cup by League 2 Bradford, so understandably many Arsenal fans are expected the club to go out and strengthen in January.

But we’re over two weeks in and we’re still waiting for a new arrival at the Emirates and we may be waiting all the way until the summer judging by the managers latest comments.

While Arsene has said that he is willing to buy if he can find the right player, he claims he would prefer to do his business at the end of the season and has already lined up his summer targets.

In a further hint he may not sign anybody this month, Wenger then claimed bringing in new players wouldn’t guarantee us a top-four finish – something he feels is achievable with the squad he currently has at his disposal. Quoted in the Mirror, Wenger said:

“We can strengthen everywhere. At the moment, it is more important that the team remains focused. If we find something, we will do it. But I prefer to do business in the summer and have identified players for then.

“Even if you buy anybody, you have no guarantee that you will be in the top four.

“You think we cannot get into the top four as we are now? I think we can.”

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While it’s not impossible for us to finish in the top-four with our current squad, I think it’s safe to say we’re an injury or two away from disaster. The squad is too thin in certain areas. For me, we need a versatile defender who can cover at centre back and left back in particular, a defensive midfielder and a striker.

An experienced goalkeeper is also needed in my opinion, but I would be satisfied if we bring in two new faces before the window closes. Will Wenger do it? I think he will, despite the above comments, but i think we’ll be waiting right until the last days of the window.

Who would you like Arsenal to sign this month? Get involved in the comments section below.

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17 Comments

  1. ayuba wasiu

    January 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    wenger get me brazil striker damihao

  2. Mohammed b. Mansur

    January 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    AW is a deciever not a prof,he is not ready to upgrade his team

    • chris

      January 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      To bloody true. What happens if Gibb gets injured or Giroud or Szcheszny. We have no adequate cover in these positions. Plus there is the problem of a defensive, ball winner in midfield.

  3. Lucky igharo

    January 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Pls Arsene Wenger buy player we the fans are not happy with happenings in Arsenal fc,smaller clubs are buying players even bigger clubs are buying why dont you want to buy? A W YOU ARE BREAKING OUR HEART.

  4. Kelvin

    January 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I think cavani, and diame alongside with zaha will be the best signing for arsenal.

  5. Rab

    January 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Wenger,ur arrogant and u don’t know wat u r doing

  6. emmanuel

    January 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Arsenal is unfortunate to have u wenger.

  7. Lukman yusuf

    January 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Wenger your very stupid. Ur a coward. Miser

  8. Dolvic@ ado Ekiti

    January 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Wenger please just get us cavanni even if U̶̲̥̅̊ want to wait till summer before U̶̲̥̅̊ do business.chances are missing upfront.

  9. Dolvic@ ado Ekiti

    January 18, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Wenger please just get us cavanni even if U̶̲̥̅̊ want to wait till summer before U̶̲̥̅̊ do business.chances are wasting upfront.

  10. Dolvic@ ado Ekiti

    January 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Wenger please just get us cavanni even if U̶̲̥̅̊ want to wait till summer before U̶̲̥̅̊ do business.

  11. Keecohz

    January 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Wenger you re very stupid….for you saying till summer before bringning! New signing but remenber, people
    Pay for their tiket to watch this arsenal!football club.
    wenger in every tranfer window u always linked 2 player about tu sign for arsenal. U’ve break many people heart
    Heartatack.

  12. Jo

    January 18, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    LOOOOL

    The old arrogant mf plays with us. He only buys kids…

  13. Ben

    January 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Every transfer window he says the club will be active and busy in the window. And the club will spend big if there are quality players available. Then when the season is about to close he sings a completely different tune. He is like an old broken record. He is delusional at the quality and depth of his squad and doesn’t even realize he is repeating himself. Maybe he is getting senile.

  14. Runs

    January 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    wenger u dont no wht ar doin . I tink u ar nt d best coch in d world rather dan d most usuless coch in d eorld.

  15. Oluwatobiloba

    January 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    ogbeni, wenger i respect u, u know is not easy 2 rule a kingdom, now u ve paid d emirates stadium debt. pls buy dm mohammad diame, lb in support of gibbs, zaha, gk, andrian lopez. thanks wish u trophies season. love 4 gooners till we die.

  16. Oluwatobiloba

    January 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    ogbeni, wenger i respect u, u know is not easy 2 rule a kingdom, now u ve paid d emirates stadium debt. pls buy dm mohammad diame, lb in support of gibbs, zaha, gk, andrian lopez. thanks wish u trophies season.

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