Arsenal refuse to show their transfer hand

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that rumours that the club are to hire a new coach to help improve performances on the pitch are false, and is unwilling to discuss transfer targets until December.

The Gunners have had a poor start to the campaign, losing three out of their first five Premier League games, and speculation in the press recently has stipulated that the French boss was thinking of bringing in a defensive trainer.

Despite this, Wenger has revoked the claims, saying there will be no additions to the backroom staff.

“No. I am responsible for choosing my coaching staff and so that has to be left to me,” he told Sky Sports.

The reports in the media also have linked former attacker Dennis Bergkamp, who is part of the Ajax set-up, with a return to the Emirates in a coaching capacity, but this was also dismissed.

“I just gave you the answer. If you don’t believe me when I say no, it’s no use,” he snapped.

Despite the slow start to the season, Wenger feels his team will be back to their best soon.

“It is always important to start well, of course, but I believe there are exceptions in that and we have a good opportunity to show that. The quality of our players, the spirit of our players and the quality of our team play [are the reason I believe this],” he continued.

When quizzed about Gary Cahill and other transfer targets, the Emirates boss also remained coy and refused to discuss possible new faces.

“I have spoken the whole summer about transfer speculation. Now we are in September and it is just over, the transfers, so I say no comment. If you want to speak about transfers, come back in December,” he concluded.

Arsenal take on Bolton at the Emirates on Saturday, and will look to get back to winning ways after their 4-3 defeat to Blackburn last time out.
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