Wenger: Don’t rush me on deals

Gunners fans have been urging the Frenchman to strengthen his squad

this summer after seeing another promising season end without

silverware last term. A number of high-profile players have been

linked with an exit from North London with Cesc Fabregas, Samir

Nasri and Gael Clichy all tipped to depart. Lille striker Gervinho

is expected to complete a move to Emirates Stadium in the coming

days, while Southampton youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is

another reported target. Despite Manchester United making a number

of significant moves, Wenger feels that the transfer market is

unlikely to heat up until much closer to the start of the new

season. “Currently, everyone is standing still,” Wenger said in an

interview with a French radio station. “Everyone expects everyone

else to make the first move. Everyone holds on to their cards,

hoping for the major transfer. “Nobody blinks until late July,

early August. Then we will analyse the gaps in each team. “But I am

very active on the phone.”