Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he understands the fans frustrations after the club have failed to sign a big-name as of yet this summer, but he has ensured them that signings will come eventually.
Back in January, Arsenal’s chief executive revealed that the club will have up to £70million to spend in the summer on new players and they will also have the wage-budget to meet high asking demands, but as of yet, the only signing they have made is striker Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer.
The Gunners failed in their pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain, Stevan Jovetic and Luiz Gustavo, but Wenger is confident that they will eventually sign a new player and he has asked for the fans to have a little more patience.
“I understand every frustration, you have so many frustrated people, but what is important is the quality of what you do on the pitch, so let’s not create a crisis from nothing,” he said.
“We just played a good game last week [against Manchester City] so let’s transfer that to the next game and not start to convince everybody that the quality of the team that starts on Saturday will be linked with the number of players we buy between today and tomorrow.
“The quality of the team will be linked with the performance of every player who plays [against Aston Villa].”
Wenger also revealed that he is currently focusing on the Saturday game against Aston Villa, but will also work hard on signing players.
“I am optimistic of course [of making signings] but it is very difficult for me to give you a number.
“We look more for quality than for numbers. The first request is to have the quality to play for Arsenal Football Club, after the number comes in. Yes, we would like two or three players if possible but we will not compromise on the quality of the players.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt