Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told fans of the club not anticipate big name signings before the end of the transfer window.

The Gunners have been linked with a number of high profile stars this month, with Barcelona’s David Villa, also the subject of interest from Chelsea, being linked with a move.

But, the Frenchman is adamant that getting the most out of his current squad is his main priority and that he will not be making wholesale changes ahead of deadline day.

“What I worry about is getting the players who have been injured back fit, to get the players who play for this club to perform at full potential,” he told The Mirror.

“If we perform at full potential we cannot expect any miracle from outside, we want to make things happen inside.”

However, he refused to rule out additions to his first-teams squad, stating that if the right player at the right price is available he will make a move.

“If someone else can strengthen our squad, we will do it of course, but we have the resources inside to do well.

“We have two players in every position, that should be enough, plus the young players in behind.

“But if we find the top-class players in any position, we never refuse to strengthen our squad.”

Wenger has been linked with a cut-price swoop for West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, who is available for £3.5m.

But, he rejected claims that he has made an approach for the Senegalese star, who is also the subject of interest from North London rivals Tottenham.

“We cannot come out with the names we are on. We have not approached West Ham on that,” he added.

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  • Kingston
    1 year ago

    Same old spin Arsene!

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  • Jo
    1 year ago

    Big names?

    LOL

    Wenger and the board OUT!

    Reply
  • josh
    1 year ago

    The truth is out! No “top top top” or “exceptional” players and probably no buying! After the West Ham hammering, now Wenger has a change of heart, believing his present squad is fine! Whoever said his team’s defence is weak?! He has forgotten Arsenal have lost to the top Four!

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  • club392
    1 year ago

    Same old shite!!!
    Born liar.Let Newcastle have THREE cheap transfers which would have been an improvement on what e have .The worst thing that happened was the West Ham result

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  • Charlie
    1 year ago

    Typical, the same old story. The team isn’t good enough as demonstrated by the points total. Arsene if you can’t get the best out of the players you have there’s one person to blame for that, YOU !

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  • adams
    1 year ago

    I kno he wl av a change of mind.stupid pple!

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  • ibrahimmakun
    1 year ago

    Wenger will buy any body, he fooling himself and arsenal will qualify for champion league this season with current squad

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  • Graham Jones
    1 year ago

    So Wenger reckons spending the the transfer window should be limited does he? He also rules out wholesale changes which is the best indication so far that there WONT be any signings this month.
    I’m beginning to think he has lost his way and should go. Wenger should remember that, at the end of the day it is the SUPPORTERS who employ him since if we din’t pay and wtach there wouldnt be a club. Wenger … you’re sacked.

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  • Docbrody
    1 year ago

    I’m a Wenger’s supporter, but even I’m confused. I thought he said earlier this month that we would only sign players of exceptional talent. And just last week he said we’d be bringing 2 players in. So I naturally I assumed we’d be signing 2 players of exceptional talent this week.

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  • Arsene Wenger
    1 year ago

    Maybe transferistically we have been spending a little bit with the handbrake on. But, when you eat sausages every day it is difficult to return to caviar.

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