As weeks go you could forgive Arsene Wenger for having a tiny, little weep in a dimly lit corner of the Emirates Stadium. Just three days after selling Robin Van Persie to his fiercest adversary Wenger witnessed his new recruits labour to a goalless draw in their opening game of the Premier League campaign squandering numerous opportunities that…erm…Van Persie would have gobbled up. 48 hours later Alex Song became the latest player to desert the Frenchman as he jetted off to further his career in Spain. It was last summer all over again. Wenger had lost two valuable players in eerily similar circumstances. Whether it will have the same devastating effect as it did last season is open to debate but with replacements bought in hindsight theres a sense that he has the tools necessary to safely traverse the wave the engulfed the club at start of last term. With Oliver Giroud, Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla, who was a cut above on his debut by the way, still finding their feet in North London it’s unlikely that we will see the real Gunners so early on in the season.
This week on FFC is Wenger being taken advantage of in the transfer market and which Spanish international is being lined by the Gunners boss?
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“Some things can still happen.I don’t want make a promise that I cannot keep. It does not only depend on me. But there still could be some action on the transfer market – ins and outs. We are working [in the market]. We’ll see what we can do. The transfer market is open for two months and yet for one month and three weeks it is nearly closed. It wakes up completely in the last week and then every minute becomes important.” Arsene Wenger hints that he isn’t finished in the transfer market