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Wenger: I Want To Sign Two More

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is hoping to add two new players to his squad this summer before the transfer window closes at the end of August

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is hoping to add two new players to his squad before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

The Gunners confirmed after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Sunderland that the Club had agreed to sell midfielder Alex Song to Barcelona, with the 24-year-old now in Spain to undergo a medial and is expected to complete the move in the next 24 hours.

Despite being able to call upon the services of Abou Diaby again and Jack Wilshere is also due back in around 6 weeks time, Wenger has revealed he wants to sign a new midfielder as well as a defender in the coming days.

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“We are looking to bring one more midfielder in of course, and maybe one defender as well because we still feel we are short in some positions,” he told Arsenal Player.

The Club have been strongly linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin, but the Turkish international can hardly be described as a ‘defensive midfielder’ so can’t be considered a like-for-like replacement for Alex Song.

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If Sahin is the only midfielder brought in this summer, it will be interesting to see how the Gunners line up and who is given the defensive duties in the sides midfield, as there is no real regonised defensive midfielder in the squad at present.

Personally, i would also like to see long-term target Yann M’Vila come in as well but that seems unlikely unless someone like Ramsey or Coquelin goes out on loan.

Who do you think Arsenal should buy? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Nii

    August 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    we need a sharp striker who can play with cazorla u can see the striker are not match to the way he play bring in some spainish striker who can help him upfront

    • chris from Cambridge

      August 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Wenger does not believe in 442 … end of story.

      • A gunner

        August 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        well said..442 is not suitable for the squad he’s having now as well.

  2. kyobe allan

    August 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    wat the f is wrong with wenger.y shd u sell song.then instead of going 4 sahin, or a defender.go in 4 a defensive midfielder like m villa.let sahin deal be an added advantage. 4 the summer signing as was the case of yossi last season.mvila will provide deffensive options,creativity and a versatile role

    • @zane_k

      August 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      And who the F are U?? WTF what kind of qualities and analysis and experience do U have??? Im so sick of these FM gamers who think tht since they won trophies in the game! Go an support city please!

      • alpha

        August 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

        Awesome Reply!!!!!!!! Totally agree with u, Arsene Wenger is one of the most decorated managers in the world, and these people think they know better than him.

  3. wez

    August 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    never does he openly admit he is after a player in a positions, this is very unusual of wenger goin public with the sort of players he wants, i expect him to go out and sign 2 cms, a defender and im still hopeful he is after a striker aswell, arsenal must have already signed a player or 2 for him to say this

  4. bc

    August 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    we play 4231 thats 4 defenders, 2 holding midfielders, 3 attacking midfielders and 1 striker.

    if sahin joins, arteta, diaby, ramsey, wilshire, coquelin, frimpong, eastmond, yennaris, henderson, aneke i think that is more than enough players for 2 positions.

    i know everyone wants a true defensive midfielder, but i am not sure that wenger wants to play with that type of player.

    i know we have signed cazorla, but i still think our attacking midfield options are limited. walcott, cazorla gervinho appear to be the first choice 3, with chamberlain, rosicky and arshavin as the back up, but after that we are looking at lansbury & eisfeld, as the only ones that are near ready.

    i personally dont think that is enough and along with bendtner, park and chamakh seemingly on their way out, i would be trying to swap one of those 3 with dempsey, who can play as a lone striker or all across the attacking midfield.

    we also need another defender to replace squillaci

  5. mike

    August 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I think the manager knows better than anyone who and what he needs.

    • @zane_k

      August 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      THANK U! All these morons think Llorente and M’viilla will make us champions and if we dont get them we end up 6th place!
      It should be an IQ test before posting comments

      • FM Champion

        August 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm

        Listen Zane my lad, I dont know who you think you are but I have read a lot of blogs and decided that we need Llorente & M’viilla and besides I won the league for 29 straight seasons on fm 2010 so, ahem, I think I know what i’m talking about as i’m sure you will agree, that is quite an achievement.

        Besides I see Arsenal play on the TV at least 10 times a year so thats cool yeah?

        OOH2 OOH2B OO2BA Gunna

        Baaah Baaah Baaaahhhhh

  6. Kunle

    August 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    wats wrong wit wenger,we also need a striker dat is sharp and right footed,my best choice will be demsey dat is used to d epl.demsey for godsake will be a great addition to d club,even better than ramsey,chamk,bendntr in d club.wenger needs to change d formation to 4-4-2(yenn,jenkn,coq,sagna/mert,kos-verm,gibbs,santos/gerv,arteta,ca orla,walcot/giroud,podki or arshavin. or 4-4-1-1.(yenn,jenk,coq/mert,kos-verm,gibbs,santos/gerv,arteta,cazorla,walcot/giroud,podki,arshavin. Dis season wenger needs to play two attackers of front.wat stopped him playin two strikers against sunderland.Age is against wenger,he is losin ideals of d can u play a team using 4-3-3, when d opponent used 4-5-1 formation.if wenger had used 4-4-2 formation it will have been a threat.

  7. chemoh

    August 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Jst strike m’villa deal den $EE ramsey go 4 a loan move

  8. Daviechako

    August 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Wenger should go for yann m’vila to leaplace song and he must find a world clas striker

  9. Dom

    August 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    If Arsenal sell their strikers Bendtner, park, chamackh we will look to bring a replacement but as it stands all we need is a midfielder (sahin) and like wenger said a defender possibly a left back (Richardson, m’begue) . Replacement striker has to be someone who will make a much bigger impact then park, chamackh had. Personnally I would like to see Loic Remy join as he is top quality, we can possibly use Park, Bendtner, Chamackh as make weights in the deal.

  10. fawaz

    August 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    we need m’villa,liorente&a striker

    • @zane_k

      August 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      U kno tht we use 1 striker right? so it would not even hold with llorente but u would add another one on top of tht? would we win the league with the same amount of strikers as city??? SMDH…..

  11. fawaz boge

    August 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    we need good player let spend this money pls i beg arsenal baord don’t be all thief don’t steal our money oooooooooooooooooooooo let spend!let spend!!let spend!!!oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo is not your money if you do thah god bells you

    • Bologica

      August 20, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      DuDude,all this talk about “our money” how much have u contributed to the running of the club personally. Football is business and the owners of the club have to ensure,long term survival.

  12. mark

    August 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    with the talent thats walked out arsenals door in recent seasons what your going to need to retain any relevence in the division is a miracle,as things stand with arsenal existing as a feeder club you lot have no business even dreaming of a championship team,get real

  13. Koalalover

    August 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I think that wenger should sign sahin and a versatile defender who can play across the back four. But who am I to judge let wenger do what he he wants. In arsene we trust.

  14. liono1013

    August 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    wats d update on frimpong? Injured? i like him as a player, he gets about and stuck in. think der is quality in him for a DM, and we still hav d best to see of him

  15. Mzanzi

    August 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

    We need a combination of quality and commited players who play with their hearts…

  16. alan

    August 21, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I think Biglia would be a good fit into the Arsenal Midfield

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