“We’re Still In The Market” – Arsene Wenger Reveals Transfer Plans


Arsene Wenger has stated he plans to bring in a maximum of two more senior players this summer following the signing of Granit Xhaka.

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The Gunners boss believes that the club needs to find the right balance of incoming players, as too many will destabilise the mood in a squad that came 11 points from winning the league.

Arsenal have already wrapped up the £35million capture of Switzerland midfielder Xhaka, who has already established himself to the fans with two MOTM performances at the Euro’s.

Wenger’s plan to bring in another signing before the tournament started in France came in the form of Jamie Vardy, as he shocked the transfer window with a £20m bid.

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Despite meeting the release clause in the England international’s contract, talks have stalled until Vardy is clear on making the right decision on whether to move to the Emirates.

However, whilst talking to DeSports on Sunday afternoon, Wenger admitted that the delay tells him that Vardy will stay put at the Premier League champions.

Whilst that was the main talking point that reached the back pages, Wenger went on to discuss his plans for the rest of the window, with more speculation heaped on who he could bring in.

We’ve already bought one player, Xhaka, from Monchengladbach. So we’ve bought one midfielder and we’re still in the market to buy one or two more players.

But it’s not easy. It’s not just buying. We also have to keep a good balance. If you buy too many players you destabilise your team. So three is maximum.

Questions have been raised since the final whistle went down on the Premier League campaign over who could soon be fitting into an Arsenal jersey.

Another long-term injury to Danny Welbeck has intensified the need to find a striker who is capable of challenging Olivier Giroud up top, as well as firing in 20+ goals a season.

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Arsenal were recently linked to the signing of Bolton defender Rob Holding, but these two extra players Wenger talks about will be capable of coming straight into the first team.

Also on the radar and yet to be concluded is the futures of Ricardo Rodriguez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan who have both been heavily linked with a switch to the Emirates.

Whether Vardy signs or not, it tells the supporters that Wenger is finally on the hunt for an in-form striker that is capable of leading a title charge and ending a 12 year wait for the title.

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