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Arsene Wenger Talks New Transfers

Arsene Wenger has been discussing Arsenal`s new signings, what they could bring to the team, possibilities for the future and visa troubles.

The Arsenal manager has been fast and furious in the ready money round this summer after a couple of transfer windows that could have gone a little better. Instead of waiting till the last day he has instead "gone big" in a bid to move this FA Cup winning squad on to the next level.

With the start of the season still three weeks away, Wenger has already brought in Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and should officially announce Calum Chambers later on today.

The latest addition to Arsenal Football Club, Calum Chambers, should be announced officially as an Arsenal player at some point this however Arsene Wenger couldn`t wait for the official announcement before talking about the English defender.

Wenger said "He can play at centre-back, right-back and central midfield, I hope he will give us competition for the players in these three positions. He hasn`t played many games, no, but the English players on the market in England are very expensive and at the end of the day I was ready to take a gamble because he is a player for the future."

Chambers is definitely one for the future however he is also of the age that he has the potential to make an impact this season, certainly in the cup matches and also covering for any injuries we will most definitely pick up.

Having competed in the World Cup Alexis Sanchez had an extended rest, however due to visa problems he will be training on his lonesome at London Colney this week as he won`t be able to attend the Austrian training camp.

Arsene Wenger explains more. 'I don`t think Sanchez will come to Austria because he has to go to Paris to get a visa, so he will only go so he will work in London.`

It would have been preferable to see Sanchez integrated into the squad as soon as possible however in the grand scheme of things I don`t think a few more days will make too much of a difference.

Finally, the worst kept secret in football was finally made official this weekend when Arsene Wenger revealed he had signed Columbian keeper David Ospina to compete with Chesney for the number 1 spot.

Wenger revealed he`d been keeping an eye on the stopped for a while now and has been impressed with his performances.

"I`ve known Ospina for a long time because he plays for Nice, he went there a few years ago and slowly became a very important player. You can see he has quality because Hugo Lloris played for Nice before and after he moved to Lyon they got Ospina and Lloris is not an easy player to replace. He also did very well at the World Cup."

I was actually under the impression that Ospina was a fair bit older than he actually is, so was surprised to find that he could be in contention for the #1 spot at Arsenal for many years to come.





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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 28 2014

Time: 11:00AM

Your Comments

At 6ft not particularly tall for a keeper. But comes with an impressive set of stats.
Wyn Mills
This is about d best tranfer window arsenal has had in years. I am of d view dat we r a signing away from being titlte contenders this season, a through and through defensive midfielder who can also play centerback. Any of these 3 can do: Jarvi Martinez, William Carvalho or Morgan Sneiderlin and please dont get me started on that kherdira stuff as he is just anoda box2box midfielder inferior to both ramsey and diaby. Just think of either of d duo taking khedira's place in dat German WC winning side and tell me whether d team wouldnt have been more formidable.
Uche Clarence
Inferior to Diaby and Ramsey? There will be many who might take you up on that one, Uche. Lol. Honestly, I don't see Khedira as DM, box to box describes him well rightly Uche. I think what we need is one prepared to sit in front of our CBs and do just that - break up opposition play and initiate attacks. We already employ flying full backs, so once the attack gels....we should be in a treat. I just pray Diaby stays fit. That dude is a joy to watch.
Guyfox
We won't know whether this is the best transfer window in years until the end of next season. I guess the spuds would have claimed they had the best transfer window in years last summer. Does seem a structure to what we're doing though. New striker with a decent pedigree, Experienced PL full back to replace an experienced PL full back, back up keeper to replace back up keeper and a versatile young defender for the future. All pragmatic signings really.
Amos.
Slight diff is that Spuds lost Bale. Amos. We luckily haven't lost anyone really influential yet.
Sajit
Proving again it's not how much you spend, it's who you buy. This is fun. I am really pleased with the additions - numerically no increase but we have added depth. Every player will contribute something important to the squad. And they will get games.

We can only judge the success of the window in retrospect, but I will say now that even though we have a lot of new players to integrate - at least four and possibly six - only two or three of them will be going straight into the first team, thereby avoiding one possible pitfall. I've got a good feeling but my worry is still that our preparation will have been truncated and fragmented. The season might start too soon for us.

FunGunner
I agree with FunGunner on the season starting too soon for us. Unless those who have had fairly good pre-season step up to the plate, we may just find we slow start to the season, only picking up when the whole team has gelled. Looking forward to the games.
Naijagunner
*have a slow start*
Naijagunner
We're not the only side with players at the WC so while it's disruptive we've a bigger squad of more mature players than we've had for a while. I'm guessing if Vermaelen goes it won't be until Mertesacker is fit to play. As things stand the most likely team for the CS game should still be physically ready Szczesny, Debuchy, Kos, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Cazorla, Ramsey, (and one other of any of 3 or 4 other midfield options) with Giroud and Sanchez ahead of them. Shouldn't be too challenging in terms of gelling together or readiness.
Amos.
I think the "best transfer window" theory is not suggesting all the players will be world beaters, because it's always a gamble, but at the timing of the signings, the brutal speed in which Wenger has acted and the positions which have been address. Whether or not these players play to their full potential, Wenger has done his level best to ensure we're at the top of the table come next May.
Rocky7
 

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