Wenger: We will not stop trying to strengthen the Arsenal squad

The Gunners have yet to spend this summer, with free transfer Yaya Sanogo the only arrival, but the manager says the club is still looking to bring in new recruits.
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will be active in the transfer market this summer and has promised that the club will continue to pursue deals right up until the close of the window.

The Gunners have made just one signing in the offseason, bringing in France Under-20 international Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Auxerre. The club appears ready to finally splash the cash, with it said to be launching a triple swoop for Yohan Cabaye, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Atsuto Uchida on Monday.

Wenger believes there is still plenty of time for Arsenal to act before the window shuts, and he has vowed to strengthen a Gunners squad which has been struck by injuries.

“As always, we do what we think is right,” Wenger told reporters. “When we think we have the right players, we do it.

“We were for years restricted and we competed with exceptional quality. This year we did not lose any players - we just lost two players with injury - but we will try to strengthen the squad and make the right decisions until the end.

“Less than two weeks is a long time, and 75 percent of things happen in the last two days.”

The Gunners began the new Premier League season with a 3-1 defeat against Aston Villa, and have been rocked by injuries to midfielder and vice captain Mikel Arteta and winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The club has the first leg of its UEFA Champions League playoff to reach the group stage against Turkish club Fenerbahce on Wednesday.