Arsene Wenger says he expects the last two weeks of the summer transfer window to be busy and revealed he’s not yet finished shopping for new players.
The boss has already secured the acquistion of four new faces this summer, however, with obvious gaps in the squad at centre-back and defensive midfield he’s expected to continue scouring the globe for further signings.
Speaking to media ahead of the Emirates Cup, the Frenchman stated:
“I’m very happy because I did what I wanted, and I am still open to do more,” he said.
“I think August 15 to 30 will be busy again. Let’s not forget that we are at August 1 today, and the transfer window closes on the 31st. For years, it’s a long time I didn’t sit with you here on the first of August having done quite a lot.
“We are a bit ahead of what we usually do, because the availability on the market was bigger and earlier than before.”
One player who won’t be coming to the Emirates is Colombian international Juan Fernando Quintero. Spuriously linked with the Gunners in this morning’s press, Wenger was quick to nip the rumour in the bud.
“That is wrong,” he said curtly when questioned about the 21-year-old midfielder.
There’s good news for ‘like a new signing’ Joel Campbell who looks set to make his debut in the Emirates Cup, three years after signing on at the Emirates, ahead of the new season.
“Yes, Joel Campbell is part of my plans,” confirmed Wenger. “He might play tomorrow against Benfica.”