It would be fair to say that Arsenal have been at the centre of a whole host of transfer rumours throughout the summer, whether it’s related to players departing or arriving at the Emirates Stadium. However, Arsene Wenger has dropped the biggest hint yet that there will be no more business before the deadline, even though the Gunners do have funds available following the sale of Robin Van Persie and Alex Song.
With the club clearly struggling in their opening games against Sunderland and Stoke, there were hopes that Wenger would dip into his profits and launch several bids. However, in a policy that will probably not surprise Gunners supporters, the Frenchman looks set to stick to his guns and hold back for this window. He has admitted that Arsenal do have targets, but won’t be persuaded into making any moves unless a player of considerable talent becomes available.
Speaking about the transfer situation to the press, Wenger said, “We have enough players, that is for sure, but you want always to improve your squad. We have resources available so if it is not happening now it will happen in December. But we believe strongly that we have the quality in our squad to do very well. We do not just want to bring average players in. Spending in itself is not a quality. Buying good players is a quality, better players than you have is a quality.”
Thankfully, the Gunners are unlikely to lose any other players after it came to light that Theo Walcott would stay at the Emirates Stadium following productive talks with his manager. It was initially feared that the winger would be sold after he rejected a new deal, yet Gunners officials have confirmed that the club won’t cash in on him before the close of the transfer window.