Wenger's somewhat thrifty ideology towards spending with regards to strengthening his fragile squad, has being the subject of intense debate amongst the club's followers and pundits alike. Since the window opened in June, the manager has only managed to buy one attack-minded player (Gervinho) and a vibrant youngster in Carl Jenkinson. The latter is expected to deputise for Bacary Sagna or possibly colonise the right back position in the near future.
Both are undeniably quality additions to the squad, but they are yet to prove themselves worthy enough to don the colours of the Arsenal full-time. This logical manner of reasoning has prompted a vast majority of the Arsenal faithful to demand the signing of established big names (players and physiotherapists), who they feel are well equiped to face the rigours of the English style of play.
He divulged some information concerning his summer transfer plans to the club's official website, and gave reasons for the break in transmission. The manager concluded by adding that he understands our frustrations at the club's inability/unwillingness to sign players and blamed the delay on some of the bottle-necks associated with player transfer: “You have to identify the players, agree with clubs to get them out, agree the fee,” he said.
“That means they have to agree with you and they have to find another player before they release their players. In England, it is a lot more difficult to move during the summer because some people are not there. It's all kinds of things you meet during the transfer market. But I can understand the impatience of people.”
And will that patience be rewarded soon? Are Arsenal close to a new signing? “No, not at the moment,” Wenger replied. “We hope to give you some good news soon. Next week, something might happen.”