Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has stated that he is by the phone at all times, ready to talk business as he seeks three big arrivals this summer. The Gunners boss is believed to have been tasked with getting our transfer business sorted out quickly this summer, and is not resting on his laurels as he looks to meet those targets.
Wenger has revealed that he is eyeing three ‘big’ signings, although the word ‘big’ he emphasises as ability-wise, and not necessarily spending wise…
He said: ‘I would say maximum three [big signings].
‘Look, we have to be clear about what we understand as a big signing. Is Rob Holding a big signing or not?
‘A big signing is not necessarily linked with the amount of money spent. For example: a player you buy for £2m and a player you buy for £40m.
‘When you buy a player for £40m, everybody will have at the start a positive judgement. When you buy him for £2m, people say he cannot be good.
‘So the quality is most of the time linked with the amount of money, especially when the player is over 20, but sometimes it’s not necessarily always linked only with the money.’
With Kolasinac already signed on a free transfer, it remains to be seen whether he is including his name as one of said ‘three’, but hopefully he isn’t…
The manager also claimed that he is working hard to assure he has a strong squad in place for the coming campaign.
‘Between now and the [pre-season] tour we will work every day to get the best possible environment around the team and to strengthen the team,’ Wenger told the official website of the club’s summer tour.
‘That’s basically a lot of dark, invisible work. But that is demanded and that means never leave your seat without your phone, never go to bed without your phone, because anything can happen.
‘We will basically be on alert 24 hours a day.’
This summer has me the most anxious and excited as we await to find out our incoming transfers, and I’m already happy with the arrival of Kolasinac, who looks a mean, strong defender who pulls out of no tackle and is equally strong going forward.
Will our club pay off for the added priority of the coming transfer window? Which positions need most strengthening?