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Arsenal Transfer News: Arsenal’s Wenger Warns Fans, "Don't Expect Miracle Signings"

December 23 2010 By Angela Asante
Arsenal fans have been crying out to Coach Arsene Wenger for a few important signings to be made ahead of the January transfer window...
Arsenal fans shouldn't expect an influx of good signings during the January transfer window, says Wenger.
Arsenal fans shouldn't expect an influx of good signings during the January transfer window, says Wenger.
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Gunners supporters want Arsenal to welcome a new central defender and a goalkeeper as they lament the team’s weakness at the back. However, although Arsene Wenger has heard the prayers of Arsenal followers, he is not ready to grant them.

The Frenchman, who is known – and most often criticized – for favouring very tight transfer budgets, prefers to stick to his youth development system even if the clock explains that it has been almost 6 years now since Arsenal last lifted a trophy. The signing of ex-Zenith St. Petersburg star Arshavin in 2009 actually marks Wenger’s last winter transfer deal from 2006 till now.

Earlier on, the coach had commentated on the possibility of spending “unusually” in January. However, he is now reviewing his decision as he told Arsenal’s official club website:

“It isn’t definite. It depends... if somebody goes or not and if we find on the market something that really gives us a plan, then we will of course not turn it down.

“Don’t expect miracles in January. You’ve got a high number of player who have played already in Europe and who could help us in the Champions League. And also, club’s don’t want to sell their best players.”

Arsenal fans may wonder about the club’s actual financial state and smartness in securing good deals for new players during transfer windows. However, coach Arsene Wenger explained that such thoughts wouldn’t figure out the reality.

“It is highly unlikely for you to find just the player you need in January,” Wenger continued before adding:

“It is not about spending money. It is about finding just the right player to strengthen a squad that is already very strong.”

Like it is the tradition in England, there is no winter break in the English Premier League this season. On Arsenal’s fixtures list, there are three more matches that are set to take place in the space of six days – the first of those games being a home clash against Chelsea.

Through the outcome of these next three encounters, Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger may have enough points to review their ambitions ahead of the January transfer window.

Arsenal vs Chelsea

Date/Time: Dec 27, 201015:00
Competition: England Premier League
Live/Repeat: Live
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)

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