English Premiership

Wenger speaks on transfer plans

2014-08-21 12:14
Mikel Arteta to make debut against Swans (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will wait to hear the results of the tests conducted on injured captain Mikel Arteta before deciding on his transfer plans.  

Wenger was speaking to the media ahead of his team's clash against Everton on Saturday, August 23.

"We are like you (the media), we listen to the names. Sometimes I look at who we buy in the media but at the moment we are not in an emergency case," said Wenger, according to the club's website arsenal.com.

"I can’t tell you how likely I am (to make a signing), I just said I am open to doing it"

"We have the players we want but we are open as well to any opportunity until the end of the transfer window, who can strengthen our defensive department in quality and number.

"I can’t tell you how likely I am (to make a signing), I just said I am open to doing it. It has to be linked with the needed quality. If you ask today the 20 top clubs in the world what they look for, they all look for the same positions. That means it is not necessarily out there." said the Gunners' boss.

"[If he is out for a while] we will be a bit short of course," he said.

"If it's a long-term injury, that puts us in a position where we have to be creative."

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