Wenger Preparing To Clear Squad Space
Despite the purpose of Arsene Wenger`s Thursday press conference being to preview the F.A. Cup clash with Swansea this weekend, inevitably almost every question he was asked revolved around the January transfer window.
Whilst speculation over potential targets is rife, it looks as though the club are preparing to clear the decks. The Arsenal manager confirmed speculation that Johan Djourou is close to a move, whilst Sebastien Squillaci and Andrey Arshavin are also free to leave.
'Squillaci, if he finds a club, he will certainly go,' said Wenger. 'Djourou might go somewhere as well, that will be decided in the next 48 to 72 hours.' Whilst he said there was "No news" on the prospect of Arshavin`s transfer, but he had said last week that, "if he finds a solution that is satisfying for him and for us we will consider it.'
Typically though, the Gunners boss was insistent that his focus was primarily on the players that will travel to Wales this weekend, "In our job it is important that you focus on what is really important, the players who can help the club to win the games,' he said.
'Those players who are somewhere on the transfer market will not help you to win the games. For us it is important to focus on our next game and our next game can only be won by the players who are here.'