Arsene Wenger says he’ll be on alert for the remainder of the transfer window as he looks to add strength in depth to a squad eager to challenge for honours on four fronts.
Arsenal have already signed four players this summer but have been tipped to make further signings at centre-back, defensive midfield and – in light of Olivier Giroud’s four month absence – in attack.
“All [transfer negotiations] need to be as secret as possible,” he told media at London Colney ahead of Sunday’s trip to [and] Leicester.
“I will actively be involved on deadline day. I will be on alert until the last minute.
“Yes it is harder to buy top top players. The last few days are poker games. You have to call people’s bluff. I like to play poker games and I’m quite good at poker.”
Asked specifically by James Olley of the Evening Standard whether Arsenal held any interest in PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot, the boss retorted: “I’ll put one answer. I’m not telling you.”
Having already dismissed links with Danny Welbeck, Falcao, Nikola Zigic (try harder for f*cks sake) and Alex Song earlier this week, the boss is well versed at staring down nonsense rumours. Let’s hope by Monday night Lady Wengaga has a winning hand to show.