Arsenal transfers: We’re working flat out on signings, insists Wenger
Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger insists the Gunners are working "24 hours a day" on bringing in new players this summer
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal are working “24 hours a day” on bringing in new players before the close of the transfer window.
Wenger watched his side suffer a shock 3-1 defeat by Aston Villa in their opening Premier League game and was faced with boos and jeers from discontented Gunners fans after the final whistle at Emirates Stadium.
The north London club have so far only signed 20-year-old French striker Yaya Sanogo this summer despite being linked with a host of big names.
And Wenger said after the game: “We take our work seriously and believe me, we analyse every single player in the world. We work 24 hours a day for that.
“When we make decisions, we take it seriously. People try to think we do not want to spend. We want [to]. We are ready to buy players.
“We were on the market before the game and we are on the market after the game.
“If we do not spend the money, it’s because we do not find the players. I’m not the only one to work on that. We are a team who work on that.
“We are ready to buy the players if we find that the players are good enough for us. That’s all we can tell you.”
He added: “Could we win the [Villa] game with the players we have? I say yes. That is my answer.
“After, we are out to buy players. People always say ‘buy players, buy players, buy players’. When you tell them ‘tell me who?’ it becomes much more problematic.”
Arsenal travel to Fenerbahce in the first leg of their Champions League play-off on Wednesday.