Wenger: I’m Working Hard To Sign Two Players

By on January 22, 2013

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he’s working hard to try and bring in two new players before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, according to Arsenal.com.

I think all Arsenal fans will agree that the squad needs strengthening this month. We made our worst start to a Premier League season under Wenger which has left us sitting seven points off fourth-placed Tottenham and we were also dumped out the Capital One Cup by League 2 Bradford.

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Our need for new blood was highlighted once again on Sunday when we were searching for an equaliser against Chelsea, and Arsene was forced to bring on Russian outcast Andrey Arshavin. That’s how bad it’s got in recent weeks.

But as we approach the final week of the January window, we are yet to see a new player brought to the club. At his press conference ahead of Wednesday nights game with West Ham, the boss was quizzed on his transfer plans and he confirmed he’s working hard to try and bring in two new players but stopped short of giving away any names. Wenger told the clubs official website:

“Yes [I still want two signings]. We work very hard on it,” Wenger said. “It is not the number that counts but the quality.

“I don’t give you any names. I don’t come out on rumours because it would put [teams] in a bad position. The player as well.

“You have to respect the player has a contract somewhere, is playing and as long as the transfer is not done for anybody it is best not to talk about it because it doesn’t work. He has to continue to play where he is.”

While it’s always good to hear the manager claim he’s ‘working hard’ to sign new players, unfortunately ‘working hard’ doesn’t always turn into completed deals with Arsene. We constantly hear how hard he’s apparently working on signing new players but it usually ends with the manager telling us he couldn’t find that ‘top, top, top quality player’ he was looking for.

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Two players is a start but for me, I think three is the minimum we require. A versatile defender is surely a must after Djourou left? And we also need a defensive midfielder and a striker. I’d love to see Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Etienne Capoue and David Villa come in. I think we’d have a great squad with those three, but sadly I don’t see that happening.

Let’s see what Wenger brings us but it looks like we’ll all be up late on January 31st glued to Twitter and Sky Sports News!

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

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23 Comments

  1. Georgio

    January 22, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Better lest talk do more…we need to brought and finaly sign…sign…and sign

  2. ojusin innnocent

    January 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Until we see the players before we believe him{wenger)

  3. shakoma enos

    January 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Arsene.W is thinking of bringing babies at the emirets,u watch and u will see.
    Pliz arsene we dont need babier again we need titles

  4. Zeal

    January 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Wenger is a mad man,he and the board have been tossing our emotions.if u fail to buy players,u wont finish fourth and the fans will be on your neck.someday,u will leave us

  5. bradman

    January 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Julio Cesar for me. heard he was up for grabs, we desperately need an experienced keeper to help SirChesny out.

  6. Mark,Abuja

    January 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    This man is a perpetual liar.E too d lie to himself

  7. Dattijo Aliyu

    January 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Wenger,is just deceiving us. HE cannot buy any player, he prefers the injury prune players like diaby. Wenger is more interested in getting money for the management than getting trophies for the club

  8. David Adams

    January 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    David Villa. Capoue

  9. ozed

    January 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    You are insatiable!! If he had said he was signing 3 players you probably would have said 4 would be more like it.

  10. elgey

    January 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    mbiwa, diame or A song, lopez ( defender, defensive milfielder, and a stricker) minimum of three new signings

  11. Jaguar

    January 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Wenger is a big fool! He is an animal, if i see him on d Street i will kill him wit my bear hands.

  12. shekinah

    January 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Sebi it is wenger, well let wait till a day to feb or the night of 31st. He is too secretive, but just make sure it is not babies u wil be bringing again o. We need matured and exprienced dm and cf

  13. Allen anpes

    January 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Something is not right,arsenal’s best targets have been rued out,i don’t understand any of this,even if it was Demba Ba and Zaha arsenal bought it would have been more like it,i just have a feeling that something is not right.

  14. Donsam

    January 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I am faint and tired of wenger messing up the whole arsenal team good in discovering but bad in recovery why is he fooling himself hear what cahil of chelsea is saying that they are not thinking about arsenal and that arsenal will not finish at top 4 this season. Just get alook how mr wenger has frustrated the fans and the image of arsenal. Lets watched out and see what happened on 31st jan.

  15. Donsam

    January 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Wenger and i know too well that that the present team lack enforcer (no finishers) is he still working hard to land “exceptional” player(s) without breaking the bank.

  16. David

    January 22, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    He is not going to sign anyone. What a load of BS from Wenger as always.

  17. Daniel

    January 22, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Wenger will continue to run trophiless if he does not sign

  18. mario

    January 22, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Newcaste have just signed Mbiywa and Wenger is sleeping.

  19. Oguntoye Walex

    January 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    4get! no Player is cmin in” mypain was d £7.4m He use 2colect ayear He dosn’t dsarve it enymore we’er nw seen a fake AW.

  20. mauray

    January 22, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    as far as am concern,wenger’s brain is nomore desame.he shld iive.d club pls.d fans doesn’t nd him again.

  21. Goonerboyo

    January 22, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    2 more unknowns on the way.

  22. ken

    January 23, 2013 at 3:18 am

    i think mr wenger at this rate is going to loose a few more games this season ,every team in the premiership has a good chance of beating arsenal this season its getting to that stage for arsenal as BEYOND REPAIR for this season anyway ,new players yes new forward thinking and action yes, wengers quotes i believe there is enough quality in the team and i have proved my critics wrong ,when the arsenal beat newcastle , it seems we are stuck with this man wenger who can do no wrong in someone eyes ,lets see what happens by the end of feb if arsenal can improve

  23. Gunee

    January 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

    ARSENE WENGER you and your fellow dictators have ruined the joy and happiness of all arsenal fan world wide… So, top 4 has now become our trophy that we are not even sure if we can make it, huh? You & your dictators are failures and jerks!!

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