Wenger warns fans not to expect big names
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.