As usual there is a large gap between the Gunners buying a player and the official announcement from the Arsenal heirarchy, which always leaves the fans feeling ignored and frustrated. But Arsene Wenger has apparently decided that he will be announcing our new arrival in the next couple of days. He was reported as saying: “We hope to announce a player in the next 24 to 48 hours.
“I don’t need to tell you the name. After that we will see [about other deals].”
It is amazing how Le Prof likes to draw out the suspense as long as possible. Could he really be talking about Elneny or is he just playing a game of cat or mouse? And then “after that we will see”. Is he talking about more arrivals? I’m asking that because according to the after-match press conference reported on Arsenal.com, he clearly says that “maybe we will get one player in”.
When he was asked about the upcoming fixture congestion, Le Prof replied: “There is a little bit. But I believe that the next step is to get Rosicky back, Welbeck back, Sanchez back, Wilshere back and maybe we will get one player in. Overall, I think we have no new injuries so I’m not worried. If we had the same number of injuries we would be a bit short.”
So in his usual enigmatic style, he has left us hanging. Could he mean that Elneny will be our only signing? Or does he mean after Elneny is announced?