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Wenger understands frustration

Arsenal manager working hard to strengthen squad

Last Updated: 05/08/11 10:58pm

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Wenger: Making every effort to bolster squad but has encountered problems

Wenger: Making every effort to bolster squad but has encountered problems

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Arsene Wenger has admitted he can appreciate why supporters might be impatient about a lack of progress in the transfer market.

Gervinho and youngster Carl Jenkinson have arrived at Arsenal since the transfer window opened but more signings had been expected after another season without silverware in 2010/11.

Wenger insists he is trying to bring in further reinforcements and hopes there will be developments next week before the new Premier League campaign kicks off.

But he can see why some people may be feeling frustrated as he would have liked to get things done earlier in the summer.

"Ideally I would have finished all [our business] but it doesn't work like that," he told Arsenal Player.

"We work very hard, we are non-stop working throughout the summer. I am positive because we have good quality and a style of play that is known by the players. So we want to add not quality but super quality."

Difficult

Questioned on the reasons for the delay, Wenger revealed there were a number of issues he was having to contend with.

"You have to identify the players, agree with clubs to get them out, agree the fee," he explained.

"That means they have to agree with you and they have to find another player before they release their players.

"In England, it is a lot more difficult to move during the summer because some people are not there.

"It's all kinds of things you meet during the transfer market. But I can understand the impatience of people."

Asked if Arsenal were close to a new signing, he added: "No, not at the moment.

"We hope to give you some good news soon. Next week, something might happen."

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