Arsene Wenger has reassured anxious Arsenal fans that he’s working on signing a new defender but has hinted the size of the squad may preclude much more movement than that.
Speaking to Arsenal.com Wenger said, “Certainly, we will have to find one more defender. I can promise we work very hard on it. In fairness, everybody looks for players.
“I don’t want to comment individually because I do not want to destabilise clubs. I do not want to do to other clubs what some clubs do to us so I wouldn’t like to comment individually on any player”
However, Wenger also said that the slowness of the market is having an impact on his summer transfer business, both in terms of players coming in and going out.
He told Arsenal Player, “We still try to strengthen our side but I’m already very happy with what we show at the moment. If you look all around Europe at the different clubs there’s very little movement. I will all speed up in August I think.
We are traveling [to Cologne] with 23 players and 3 goalkeepers. We have a big squad already”.
Ealier, Wenger confirmed that Almunia and Bendtner were in talks with a number of clubs, but also said that the situations regarding Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas were no nearer to resolution. Fabregas will not travel to Germany as talk of another measly offer from Barcelona abounds, while Nasri will take part despite the uncertainty over his future.
Arseblog News is aware that should Barcelona fail in their bid to sign Cesc then the likelihood of Nasri’s departure will increase significantly.