Arsene Wenger has spoken out on his frustration with this summer’s transfer window, confessing that it has not gone according to plan, and he is experiencing sleep-ness nights in order to secure the major signings that they require before the start of the new season. Wenger has also assured Arsenal fans that they can hope to see a signing of “super quality” arrive as early as next week.
With Wenger also working relentlessly to retain his current crop of players, the necessary transfers have not emerged as quickly as he has wanted:
“Ideally I would have finished all [our business], but it doesn’t work like that,” Wenger said. “We work very hard, we are non-stop working throughout the summer. It’s all kinds of things you meet during the transfer market, but I can understand the impatience of people.”
To date, Gervinho and Jenkinson have been the only recruitments made by Wenger, with Clichy and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas funding a significant amount of those two transfers. The Gunners have been strongly linked to Juan Mata, Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill, so lets hope that one of these three will be arriving next week.
“We want to add not quality, but super quality,” said Wenger. “We hope to give you some good news soon. Next week, something might happen.”
Wenger also confirmed that Fabregas will miss the start of the new campaign: “I don’t think Fabregas will be ready to start the season because he has been out for a long time and has had no games,” the Frenchman confirmed.