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Arsene Wenger Offers Update On Transfer Activity

By on January 30, 2014

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given Arsenal.com an update on his transfer plans and while he admits he’s ‘active’ in the market, he claims we’re not close to signing anybody.

There has been a mountain of speculation in recent weeks with newspapers an media outlets linking a whole host of players with a move to the Emirates.

The ‘top targets’ this week have been Mirko Vucinic (which is  now off because he’s decided to stay at Juventus), Cristian Tello at Barcelona, Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and of course Julian Draxler of Schalke.

The one most Gooners are waiting to hear about is Draxler as he’d be the most exciting new signing, while he’d also be the only permanent move as the other three are supposedly loan deals.

As ever, Arsene has batted away any questions in his press conference regarding potential targets and now he’s played his cards close to his chest once again by telling the clubs website that although he’s on the look-out for new additions he claims we aren’t close to signing anyone, although hinted that things can change ‘in an hour’:

“Are we active? Yes,” he said. “Are we close to sign anybody? No.

“There’s not long now that’s true. First, the situation was going like always in a transfer market – week by week. In the last two weeks it goes day by day, now it goes hour by hour.

“In any hour anything can happen or change but at the moment, unfortunately, we are not signing anybody.”

Typical Wenger but I just hope he doesn’t make a mess of this window and end up with nothing. There is a feel good factor around the club and we have a great chance to win something this year, and it would be a real shame if that was to change because he failed to bring in any new players this month.

READ: Striker rejects Arsenal move

The fans are desperate for it, the players have called for it, and it’s obvious that we need fresh blood in attack, but the boss is playing a dangerous game once again by leaving it all down to the last day of the window. Let’s hope he can pull it off….

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13 Comments

  1. Abdulazeez Adamu

    January 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Pls mr wenger, with this current squad that we have we can not win any silverware, you have 2 sign another player, so that the squad will strong

  2. Paul

    January 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Arsenal realy need a striker and a nomba 2. Pls mr. Wenger do something or……………..

  3. David

    January 30, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I really don’t know what is Arsene Wenger plan really but why he did not concentrate on Rodrigo of Benfica ? I believe he will become Arsenal potential star striker for the future.

  4. De

    January 30, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Draxler and his team mate hanturlaar would be good buys and bring back jol cambell

  5. allan

    January 30, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    let me hope that mr.wenger is comparing playes in the competitive teams.alot needs to be done on the stricking force & the right back.

  6. olami

    January 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    pls mr winger do something dis our year pls boss of life

  7. Moyo

    January 30, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I hope Mr Wenger is able to see need of a striker!! All the best

  8. Omwami

    January 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Should we first die while begging Arsene to bring us atleast two forwards,one to replace Theo & the other to complement Giroud?We have many injuries,titles are within our reach bt the boss seems unwilling to let us have the Glory.Should we emulate the Man U fan & call the police hotline.Please Arsene help us and do the needful.We love u,trust u & we also love Arsenal.Thanx proffeseur.

  9. gmv8

    January 30, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Its difficult to say where all the stinginess comes from… whether it’s Wenger, Gazidis or Kronke….. We all thought the worst of it was over with buying Ozil, yet it’s emerging that we simply wouldn’t pay any where near the asking price for Draxler, saying 24m was it. This all started up with getting rid of David Dein, and Kronke taking over. This stinginess is counter productive, and actually loses us money, as proved with Suarez, who actually wanted to come. At the time I’m sure LFC would’ve taken a decent offer (around 50m) and now he’s worth 70m. So we’ve lost a minimum of 20m and I’m sure we would’ve had at least an extra seven points in the BPL with him. Stinginess does not pay. We had the biggest profit of all teams in the BPL last year at 37m and our two major shareholders are billionaires. On paper, apart from MC, our spending power is greater than any other BPL club. Debatably we have the best manager in the BPL, but remain handcuffed through lack of investment. Negotiate a sensible agreement, get the player, and STOP wasting time and money!

  10. Dan

    January 31, 2014 at 1:23 am

    If Wenger continues being mean and expect to win anything this season he should forget it. He used to say you can’t spend the money that you don’t have, now there is money is he spending it? No silverware for Arsenal this season and it will continue like that unless he loosens up and sign new players to boost what he has at Emirates otherwise we should forget about winning anything with the squad we have. He has let Zouma join Chelsea a good defender who is the exact age Wenger likes and Rodrigo should have been the best option for CF. Monreal is not stable that should be looked into.

  11. monye charles

    January 31, 2014 at 3:22 am

    If Arsene Wenger hav decided not to bring in any player, then he should be prepared to know that there will not be any trophy for Arsenal this season, which is very bad because we have waited a long time for this opportunity.. CHARLES

  12. jabbie umaru

    January 31, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Wenger we ar throughly tired wit such debate every season,u knw is like this oldman is havin no aims and objectives or i can say he maybe he is nr more ambisious because u cant be so weaked to billions of supporters in world.
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  13. KINGCHINEDU

    February 1, 2014 at 2:06 am

    WENGER IS A DISGRACE HE HAS DISRESPECTED THE SUPPORTERS YET AGAIN..HE IS DELUDED AND MAYBE SENILE HE MUST BE TO THINK THIS CURRENT SQUAD CAN WIN PREMSHP…HE DISGUSTS ME…HE SIGNS A 31 YEAR OLD REJECT FROM THE RUSSIAN LEGE…NO STRIKER BROT IN….,AS LONG AS HE IS IN CHARGE THIS CLUB WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE….HE GETS A KEEPER ON LOAN AND HAS NOT PLAYD ONCE NOT EVN IN RESERVES…WHY SIGN HIM AT ALL….MANNONE KNEW WENGER HAS LOST IT AND HE LEFT TO BE THE NO1 AT SUNDERLAND HE IS ACTUALLY BETTER THAN SCEZNY AND PROVD IT 3 SESNS BAK…HE NEEDED MOR GAME TIME…WE WIL NOT WIN THE PREMSHP LET ALON CHAMPS LEGE…WENGER HAS BEEN REWARDED FOR ABJECT FAILKURE YET AGAIN. ARSNLS SQUAD IS NOT GOOD ENUF….AND OUR IDIOT MANAGER SHOULD FUK OFF AND FUK UP SOMEBODY ELSES CLUB

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