Arsene Wenger, “I do have targets and have been talking to people, but I cannot mention any names”
Written by Jeffrey on April 27, 2010 4:00
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed he already has set targets for this summer’s transfer window, but he cannot mention names at the moment.
Writing on the Arsenal official programme, the Frenchman explained how he already made up his mind on who to sign, with many believing that a deal striker Marouane Chamakh has already been struck. Wenger also explained how this summer’s World Cup Finals will not affect his plans in any way.
The Arsenal manager, who is again under heavy pressure after failing to win trophies this season, added how it is not recommended to make signings after the World Cup for two reasons: expensive prices and the fact that any three weeks are not enough to fully judge a player.
With the season drawing to a close, people are inevitably looking to discuss our transfer targets. I do have targets and have been talking to people, but I cannot mention any names at the moment.
What I can say is that the World Cup will not affect our recruitment, unless there is an exception that nobody could foretell.
In my view it is dangerous to buy on the back of a World Cup – for one thing the prices afterwards are always artificial, and for another you have to bear in mind that anyone can have three weeks of glory on a football field.
All told, I believe that the earlier you settle your teams for the next season, the better it is and the less anxiety you have.