Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger expects late flurry of activity

Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger insists that there is still a "long time" for him to strengthen his squad this summer

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out for at least six weeks with a knee injury Photo: Nike

Arsene Wenger insists that there is still a “long time” for him to strengthen his Arsenal squad this summer.

The Gunners are yet to bring in any new players so far apart from 20-year-old French striker Yaya Sanogo, who arrived on a free transfer from Auxerre.

Arsenal are reported to have had a bid for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye rejected on Monday after it was confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out of action for at least six weeks with a knee problem.

But Wenger insists he is “not worried” about his side’s transfer dealings, with under two weeks until the summer deadline.

“Less than two weeks is a long time and 75 per cent of things happen in the last 10 days,” said Wenger on Tuesday.

“We are a bit short at the moment because we lost two important players – Oxlade-Chamberlain and Arteta – in three days for long periods.

“But I don’t worry because I believe in the players we have and that the quality of their spirit and their attitude will come out again.

“For the rest we still have a long time to do what we want to do.”

Arsenal take on Fenerbahce in the first leg of their Champions League play-off on Wednesday night.

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