Arsene Wenger seems to love the attention from the end of the summer transfer window, and seems to love building up the tension as deadline day approaches. This season promises to be no different as he has been talking about the loss of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal’s first team for over three months.
First of all he denies that he needs to buy a replacement,but then talks about the dying days of the transfer business. He says in the Mail: ‘Of course we can be successful. Why not? The success of the season does not depend on one player that you buy or not,’ Wenger said.
‘If I give you the number of strikers we have at the moment, it’s absolutely unbelievable. We have Yaya Sanogo, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski.
‘Giroud will be back during the season and Joel Campbell can play centre-forward as well.
‘You sign players when you think it strengthens your squad. If you find the right player, then you want to do it.
‘We’ve shown in the last two seasons that when we think money has to be spent, we do it. But we want to do it in the right way.
‘I will be on alert until the last minute of the transfer deadline.’
Wenger also admitted that his experience of last minute buys will hold him in good stead this time around. He continued: ‘It’s harder to buy top, top players because many clubs are on the market and everybody knows each other,’
‘The last few days are poker games. There are a lot of lies there and everyone is interested in the same player, even if you’re the only one who wants the player.
‘Of course (having experience of operating late in the window helps). You can call it bluff when it’s bluff.’
So hold on to your seats folks, this could be the most exciting end to a transfer window ever! Let’s hope Wenger plays his cards right……..