Arsenal could shift transfer attention

Arsenal's Arsene WengerArsene Wenger has said that Arsenal will pursue other talents if a move for Luis Suarez does not come to fruition.

In a bid to calm the frustrations of fans at Arsenal‘s lack of transfer activity so far this summer, Wenger insisted that the club would look elsewhere for new recruits.

Time is running out for the north London club to bolster their ranks, with the Suarez debacle seemingly far from settled.

While speaking to Al Jazeera Sport, Wenger commented on Arsenal’s transfer policy: “We try and get what we want, if that doesn’t work we will look somewhere else. The clubs with talented players don’t want to lose them.

“Some clubs acted very early so the choices were reduced and there is more competition coming from France with Paris Saint Germain, who buy big players for huge amounts of money, so it’s tough, difficult and slow.

“I can assure the fans we will try very hard to keep them happy. We are certainly ready to spend the money, but the process is going slowly, but surely.”

Ivan Gazidis, the Gunners chief executive, said that Wenger had at least £70million to spend at the start of this summer, but French U21 striker Yaya Sanogo is the only reinforcement to have been signed so far.

Ciprian Marica is the latest player being touted with a move to the Emirates, after his release from Schalke.

The Romanian forward scored nine goals in 52 appearances for the German side.

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