Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has once again spoken publicly about the transfer situation at the Emirates Stadium - and this time he has revealed that despite being behind on transfers, he is confident that money will be spent by the end of the transfer deadline.
Fans of Arsenal have been waiting all summer for big-name signings after chief executive Ivan Gazidis promised them that Wenger would have significant funds to spend on new players and strengthening the squad, but so far, the club are yet to spend a single penny.
The Gunners have released over 15 players this summer, including three first-team names, and have also sold goalkeeper Vito Mannone to Sunderland.
Their only signing has been Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre on a free transfer.
Over the summer, Arsenal have been linked with numerous players, but no-one has officially signed for the London-based club.
The likes of Gonzalo Higuain, who eventually joined Napoli, Stevan Jovetic, who eventually joined Manchester City, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney have all been linked with big-moves to north-London, but none have materialised.
Whilst giving an interview, Wenger had some reassuring words for the Arsenal fans by saying that the club are willing to spend big, but it's taking longer than first expected.
"We try and get what we want; if that doesn’t work we will look somewhere else," he said in an interview with Al Jazeera Sport. "The clubs with talented players don’t want to lose them.
"Some clubs acted very early so the choices were reduced and there is more competition coming from France with Paris St Germain, who buy big players for huge amounts of money, so it’s tough, difficult and slow.
"I can assure the fans we will try very hard to keep them happy. We are certainly ready to spend the money, but the process is going slowly, but surely."
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