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Wenger Finally Speaks Out On Transfers, Fabregas & Nasri

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been talking to today regarding potential transfers, as well as the futures of both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

Arsenal have been linked with an £11m move for Gervinho, with the Ivory Coast forward passing a medical this week, and Wenger admitted a deal is close:

“We are working very hard on it,” he told “For me, the best thing is not to talk too much about it. The more you speak about things, the less chance you have to achieve them. The only thing that I can promise you is that we will work very hard and we have had some long nights to achieve what we want to achieve.

“I can understand [the impatience among the fans]. Believe me, I know all the clubs in the world and everybody needs the same players for the same positions. If there were an obvious choice, people would have already made their decisions. We are at the top level and therefore need exceptional quality to strengthen our side. I can understand that people say ‘you have money, just go out and buy’. But it’s not only that, we want to find the quality we need.

“I have said many times that we were very close to winning things last season, despite the disappointment we had at the end. I hope that provokes a response from my players. We were so close this time we want to come back and achieve it.

“My responsibility is first of all not to lose players and then to add and make us stronger.

“Let’s hope we can bring in one or two more additions of top quality.”

Wenger was then pressed on the futures of key players Fabregas and Nasri and he was clear in his stance; he will do all he can to keep the players at Arsenal this summer:

“Our position is always the same, we want to keep Cesc and I will fight as hard as I can to keep him,” said Wenger.

“Samir Nasri is exactly the same. We will do everything we can to keep him.”

“We will take the strongest possible squad,” said Wenger. “Fabregas will not travel because he still has a small muscular problem. He will stay and practice here. There is a doubt about Eboue who has done his calf.”



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  2. Shoyboy Shehu

    July 9, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Arsene Wenger, what ever problems happen in Arsenal this time aruond abuot the exidos of players you are responssible of it. Because you do’nt want splash the money to buy quality players. Pls. Try to buy good once, in order to aboyed the tiedness of your players and over using them. Pls. Wenger, try to keep your best players for the challenge we are facing agenst our rivals,that Manchester United, City, Chealse Liverpool. So you have a great challenges ahead of you this season. Good luck. May God help us. Your’s in sports. Showboy Shehu. Arsenal 4 life.

  3. Alex jackson

    July 9, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I think Wengar should sell both d two players in other to save our season cos i don’t it make sense 2 keep unhappy players.i think he should sell dem so that every player in the squard we av thesame sprite.and moreso Wengar should go 4 perfect replacement incase he sell dem. Furthermore,let him go 4 Benziman if we av him and Rvp upfront we ar capable to chack any defence in the world.he should also buy Chaill and Samba may be he can convert Joru to defenceive minfider cos whenever he play in that role he normally perform very well dan playing in central defence,he will be a gud coverup 4 Song.

  4. pat

    July 9, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    What i don’t want to hear is the issue of sell cesc and nasri, for what reason?if we sell them whom can we bring that wl match their talent easily?we should not forget that the likes of cesc and nasri are nt easily gotten,arsenal wl nt be fair should they sell the two key players. Pls arsene wenger should try harder in ordèr tn kèep the guys for us we Love them. They are too important for arsenal for arsenal to just let them go just like that. Gunners for life. Why man u or barca nt talk of selling Rooney or Messi that is the last thing their managers wl do for nw.pls stay our dear captain n nasri u guys mean alot to arsenal.

  5. Abeylincon

    July 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Pls wenger we need aditional player too dis squad,dont sell cesc fabregas and nasri pls persuade them to stay they are all important player to us,we lov u guy pls stay. Gunners 4 life.

  6. swoosh

    July 10, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I have been the gooners since 90’s, and I was always behind Wenger on every decisions, including selling Viera and Henry. But this time, enough is enough. The fact that Wenger haven’t brought in star players in the past few years, really made me wonder about Arsenal future. I blame Mr. Wenger and the management for that.

  7. Nas

    July 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Please wenger safe my heart you put arsenal in trouble because of fabrigas let him go buy new players is the way out to arsenal

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