Arsenal transfers: Wenger eyes new signings before Champions League tie
Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger says he will try to add new players to his squad before their Champions League qualifier
Arsene Wenger insists he will endeavour to add new signings to his Arsenal squad before their Champions League qualifier this month.
The Gunners have so far only signed France Under-21 international Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Auxerre in the summer transfer window.
Wenger was previously linked with Gonzalo Higuaín before the Argentine joined Napoli, while Arsenal have offered a reported £40,000,001 for want-away Liverpool striker Luis Suárez.
The 63-year-old is confident that he has enough quality in his current squad to reach the Champions League group stage, but the Gunners manager still hopes to make one or two additions if possible.
“Let’s count first on what’s here, if we can add something, we will do,” Wenger told a news conference following Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Galatasaray in the Emirates Cup.
“It’s very difficult to predict that it will all be sorted out before we play [the] Champions League qualifier.
“I think we have enough quality to achieve qualification with the players that we have at the moment.
“If we have more, even better.”
Meanwhile, Wenger confirmed Ivory Coast international Gervinho is nearing a permanent move to Serie A outfit Roma, with the striker flying out to Italy on Sunday.
The Arsenal boss also revealed that Marouane Chamakh is set to join newly-promoted Crystal
Palace after the Moroccan spent last season on loan at West Ham United.
“Gervinho is on a good way to Roma, and Chamakh on good way to Crystal Palace,” Wenger added.