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Wenger ‘Working’ On Transfers & Wants Two ‘Special’ Players

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he expects more transfer business to be done in both directions at the Emirates during the final week of the window

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he expects more transfer business to be done at the Emirates during the final week of the window, but he will only be adding ‘special’ players to his squad.

Unlike last summer, the Gunners have concluded the majority of their business early with the signings of Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud all wrapped up well before the season kicked off.

Arsenal are still being linked with several new names, while there are also fringe players who are expected to leave, and Wenger has confirmed he anticipats movement in both directions before the window slams shut.

Wenger told on Thursday night:

“Some things can still happen,” he said.

“I don’t want make a promise that I cannot keep. It does not only depend on me. But there still could be some action on the transfer market – ins and outs.”

“We are working [in the market], We’ll see what we can do.”

The Frenchman has previously revealed he’s looking to add a midfielder and a defender this summer, but stressed he will only be interested in adding players of genuine quality to his already very talented squad.

The Gunners boss claims he has a clear idea of what he wants to do in the coming days, but whether those plans come to fruition during a busy week is another question.

Wenger told today:

“My approach is that we have a very strong squad but if one or two opportunities arise we will take it,” he said.

“We are still in the market in some positions. We have experienced players in midfield like Arteta, Cazorla and Rosicky plus some young very promising players like Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Coquelin and one or two in between age-wise like Diaby, who is coming back.

“We will only take players who have something special. We believe we have a very strong team and if we find the special player, we will do it.

“There’s always a lot going on in the last week – in and out. We have some players who can go out, but overall there is always something happening in the last week. I have a clear idea of what I want to do, if it happens, it happens.”

It seems we’ve missed out on Nuri Sahin, who’s off to Liverpool, so if we’re going to buy a midfielder let’s get a proper defensive midfielder in to protect the back four.

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If Arsene is going to add two more i”d like to see Yann M’Vila and a versatile defender come in, although i still feel we could do with another out-and-out goal-scorer as well.

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

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  1. kieran

    August 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    iker muniain

    • Edwin

      August 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm


    • kuforiji mayowa

      August 25, 2012 at 8:13 am

      If wenger truly need all d trophies he should sign llorente mvilla and mexes

  2. jk

    August 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    M’vila and mbiwa

  3. Ffff

    August 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    M`villa & mbiwa

  4. Chekwas36

    August 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    M’vila and Chekwas36

  5. Ffff

    August 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    M`villa,mbiwa& jesus navas

  6. ogban

    August 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    M’Villa and Borjan Kirkik

  7. Ffff

    August 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    pls prof sign gebre sellasie right full back or mbiwa & M`villa

  8. Boy

    August 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I think u`re perfectly right gebre sellasie or mbiwa &M`villa

  9. Boy

    August 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I think u`re perfectly right gebre sellasie or mbiwa &M`villa….

  10. Ebz

    August 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Defensive midfield and fullback positions need strengthening. We don’t need another striker – we have four on our books and only ever play with one centre forward anyway.

  11. Prof. Oyeboh. Razaq

    August 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Arsenal needs a defensive midfielder who can enforce play and shield the back four.

  12. mr arsenal

    August 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    i guess we need 2 or may be 3 if we can get.

    M’villa > DM

    YANGA-MBIWA, Mapou > RB or CB

    NAVAS, Jesús

    you know song was our best player in midfild last season he was DM but he made a lot of work up front he made alot of assists so he did 2 works thea so we need 2 playrs thea

    just bring m’villa in DM, The side of play maker bring inside OX he can play thea ,so we have a lott of options thea ..we have ox , arteta , or roscky..
    the wingrs: bring NEVAS….he can score and he can make strong our team.

    just look


    GK: szny , fbnsk ,—
    RB: sagna, jnkson , M’BIWA .
    LB: santos, gibbs
    CB: ver, kos, per, dij, M’BIWA

    DM: M’VILLA, coclin..arteta frinbong
    CM: arteta, OX, rscky,diapy
    AM: cazorla, rscky,ramsy,podlisk

    L-WING: pdlsk, gervinho, ox
    R-WING: welcott, NEVAS, ox


    if we get this team are so strong

    thanks 4 your reading

  13. sam

    August 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Arsenal FC needs a natural defensive minded midfielder. Yann Mvilla ticks all the boxes in this search. Just get Mvilla aka the “beast”

  14. Ali salim

    August 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    What about mvila and dortmund defender sabotic?

  15. atid

    August 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    In order for 2 non-homegrown to arrive then 2 have to leave. yanga-mbwia & mvila appear to be most peoples favourites to come in and all that is needed for that to happen is to loan or sell 2 of squillaci park chamakh arshavin. my chpice would be to sell all 4 then add navas and dempsey as well. then there is the homegrown list. as it stands we have 9 so only one has to go bendtner, however any of walcott lansbury and eastmond could also go which would open up further possible buys

  16. Falua o

    August 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    We arsenal fans are confused about sahin saga and is getting boring. Pls, we need an authentic and reliable information

  17. Mr Abdul

    August 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    M’vila, Mexes, Navas will be good addition but we still need another striker though, say: Adrian lopez or Bojan Kri’k

  18. Jrancy

    August 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    M biwa nd m villa that is all we need now. I pray AW will dis players bcos we need DM & FULL BACK so mr AW pls get us dis so we can be sure of our squad.

  19. Mohammed riquelme

    August 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    We need m villa and debuchy or van der wiel

  20. mo

    August 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Take it from me Arsenal WILL NOT sign any more players now least of all M’vila, So except the inevitable and that is Arsenal will struggle defensively without a proven DM and we will lose a few games as a result by then it will be too late!!

  21. Hassan olalekan

    August 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Wenger we do’nt want tu no ur signing,we need trophy.dis 8yrs

  22. Robert Matenga

    August 25, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Wenger will sign noone. He is not serious about us winning any trophy. All what you are saying are hallucinations. You were hallucinating about Nuri Sahin. Where is he heading to? To Looserpool while you continue to hallucinate about him

  23. Ilori

    August 25, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I just pray god will take over our gunners team cos am fed up……our manager no the best player …believe me bt to splash money on them is a problem for the management…….just get us 3 qualities player days all…up gunner…….as

  24. Yazid fairy

    August 25, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Gurners for lefe my team is a best team in d world

  25. Bashier

    August 26, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    If AW does not buy any more players we have a manager that is NOT INTERESTED in trophies only WHAT MANAGEMENT has to say after selling RVP and Song with 39m in the kitty who cares about silverware
    Arsenal forever….

  26. Neil

    August 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I believe we need a goal scorer with experienc, such as Clint Dempsey, a DM like M’vila or even Tiote. A proper striker like Levendoski, Dumbia, Luuk De Jong or Hutelaar would be a credit to the the Arsenal squad and surly with a little money spent we will find our way winning a cup this season

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