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Wenger to sign defender “before the end of the World Cup”


By Fab4.

Arsene Wenger has declared today that despite Arsenal being ‘quiet’ in the transfer market, he will complete a signing ‘before the end of the World Cup’, most likely a defender. Wenger is currently out in South Africa working for French TV, but is also working behind the scenes on improving his defensive options for next season and told that a signing will be tied-up before July 11th when the curtain falls on the World Cup.

“No, we are not close at the moment,” said Wenger. “We are quiet. But there will be something happening before the end of the World Cup – certainly on the defensive side.” Wenger told

Who the new player will be is anyone’s guess. Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for relatively unknown French centre-back Laurent Koscielny, with an improved offer of £8.3m on the table. Koscienly has also expressed his desire to join the Gunners and with Arsene’s track record of buying unknowns, this one looks the most likely to be completed. Also, if Arsene wants the signing completed before the World Cup ends, its safe to assume the player won’t be representing his country in South Africa.



  1. taha

    June 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

    well i belive wenger would spend big only for the star proved in premier league , so it is not necessary that wenger will go for english players , although i would like to have english players in arsenal . Wenger admired bougherra who did play in premier league in 2006-2007 season , so his performances in WC can be a difference .

  2. tari131

    June 18, 2010 at 11:36 am

    When is Wenger going to know that Diaby is going to costing him the title once again, the guy is just rubbish.

  3. bnmkl

    June 18, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Diaby is awesome.

    • tari131

      June 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm

      He is constantly losing the ball,passes to the opposition all the time,poor positioning, i can go on and on

  4. tari131

    June 18, 2010 at 11:48 am

    We need proper protection from the mid,that’s defence. Diaby is no good,how much chance does he need?

  5. Louis

    June 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    There is a defender “Winston Reid” were born at New Zealand is a good defender!! He can attack, and also can defend!! Same type as Vermealen!!
    I hope Wenger sign him!!

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