Wenger calls for calm over transfers

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Arsene Wenger

 

Arsene Wenger has spoken on the club’s transfer plans to confirm that the he is working on bringing in new players to strengthen his squad, but believes his current crop of players are good enough to challenge for the Premier League title.

Arsenal were said to have a £70m transfer budget at the beginning of the summer, but so far they have brought in just one player when they added French Under-21 striker Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer meaning they paid a minimal compensation fee due to his age.

They have seen two bids rejected for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, and also missed out on Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain who moved to Napoli for £34.5m with Arsenal unwilling to meet the inflated fee once Real hiked the price from £23m.

Speaking on Emirates sponsored ‘Google Hangout’ Wenger said: “We are still working on improving our squad. But we have a base of young players, players who started in the Premier League with us, like Wojciech Szczesny, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

“That is why what we do is unique. Look at our competitors, who in the last 10 years has started for them in the Premier League and is still there now?

“I believe my squad have a special bond and that they are on their way upwards, they are not over the hill, they will get better. I am confident we will be stronger next season.”

 

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