Arsene Wenger’s injury news ahead of Bolton and making “a big transfer”
Written by Jeffrey on April 23, 2011 4:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed midfielder Abou Diaby will miss tomorrow’s away game against Bolton Wanderers, in the Premier League.
Speaking on Friday, the Frenchman explained that the 24-year old suffered a calf strain against Tottenham Hotspur that will rule him out of the Bolton game and that it means that he is also a big doubt for the May 1 big game at the Emirates against leaders Manchester United.
Asked if it is true that he will have £40 million available to spend during the summer transfer window, the Arsenal boss replied by saying that he doesn’t know if that amount of money will be made available to him as he however added that if needed, a big transfer can be made by the Gunners.
But, Wenger concluded by saying that this will most likely not be the case as he is very happy with his squad and therefore fans should not expect a busy summer in respect to transfers.
Ahead of the Bolton game, the manager said:
Yes, we lost Abou Diaby as you have seen in the game against Tottenham. Diaby looks to have a calf strain so he is out for Sunday and certainly is a big doubt for Man United.
As for anybody else, I haven’t seen the players because they were off yesterday [Thursday]. I will see them later.
Is [£40 million] available? Frankly I don’t know. We have not completely checked out our financial position. The only thing I can say is that the Club is in a healthy financial situation and, if needed, we can make a big transfer.
[But] no, I don’t [expect a busy summer] at all. The team is 23 years-old [on average] so why should we expect to have a huge turnover at the end of the season?