Wenger: I Want To Buy One or Two More

By on July 21, 2012

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed his desire to add “one or two” more players to his squad this summer, but he’ll have to sell before he can buy.

The Gunners have already brought in forwards Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud this summer while a number of players have returned to the club following loan spells last campaign.

Speaking to Arsenal.com, Wenger confirmed he’d like to make a couple more additions but he has to shift some of the clubs ‘deadwood’ before he can make his moves.

“We are still looking to add one or two players but it depends also on how many go out because we have to respect the squad number,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

“It’s important to respect that so before we get players in we have to get some players out. That has not happened yet, the market is very quiet.

“I cannot tell you anything concrete about the situation [regarding those who might leave] because if they are not finding clubs they will stay here and be players of the squad. At the moment I cannot give you any concrete or clear indication.”

The likes of Sebastian Squillaci, Nicklas Bendtner, Carlos Vela, Johan Djourou, Andrey Arshavin, Lukasz Fabianski, Marouane Chamakh, Vito Mannone, Ju-Young Park and of course Robin van Persie have all been linked with moves away from the club this summer.

Manuel Almunia has already been released, Denilson has extended his loan with Sao Paulo until June 2013, while Henri Lansbury and Ryo Miyachi are expected to be loaned out once again, so there is likely to be plenty of room in the squad for new signings before the transfer window shuts at the end of August.

Who would you like Arsenal to buy? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Dylan

    July 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Carlos Vela IS gone and Ju-Young Park isn’t going to be sold. Get it right guys.

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