More ammo on way
Published: August 25, 2011
IN THE GROVE with STEVE BARNETT
WITH less than a week to go before the transfer window slams shut, Arsene Wenger has assured fans he is going to strengthen the squad.
Huge gaps have been left in midfield following the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, while supporters are still crying out for a defender or two.
Wenger, who saw his side booed off the pitch on Saturday following the 2-0 home defeat against Liverpool, said: “We will see what we can do. We are working very hard on the transfer market.
“We brought in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – you will see that he will be a great player. Gervinho will be a great player for this club too but we want, ideally, more. “
“We are short in midfield at the moment and that is where we want to strengthen.”
The Gunners have reportedly made bids for Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila and Lille forward Eden Hazard.
Meanwhile, reflecting on Nasri’s move to Man City, Wenger said: “A player can be worth a lot of money today and nothing in six months so it doesn’t look completely logical.
But, at the end of the day, we are forced into a decision like that for psychological and financial reasons.”