Arsene Wenger has hinted that the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market is down to not finding players who have been sent to earth from the planet Krypton.
While many would accept that Arsenal simply need some players who are just a bit better than some of the ones they have at the moment, the manager believes he needs players of the highest calibre.
“We work very hard, we are non-stop working throughout the summer. I am positive because we have good quality and a style of play that is known by the players. So we want to add not quality but super quality”.
It’s a familiar refrain from the Arsenal manager who has consistently spoken about his need to find world players and then spent money on the likes of Mikael Sylvestre.
When asked if any signings were close being announced, Wenger said, “No, not at the moment. We hope to give you some good news soon. Next week, something might happen. But I can understand the impatience of people”.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s friendly against Benfica, Wenger also revealed that Emmanuel Eboue and Nicklas Bendtner were not in the squad because they were on the way out of the club. And he also hinted that Jack Wilshere might miss the start of the season.
Rounding up the injuries he said, “Koscielny and Nasri might be back for the start of the season. 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. Walcott might be back and, as for Wilshere, it is very difficult to say.”
As Arseblog News revealed on Sunday, Wilshere has an achilles problem and the club are most likely being cautious after the Thomas Vermaelen situation last season.