The Gunners have failed with moves for Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez, with bids for Wayne Rooney and Luiz Gustavo also reported, as frustration builds among supporters over the lack of new arrivals. Arsenal in the recent days, have stepped up the pursuit for players after pressure from the fans in the game against Aston Villa with banners forcing the Frenchman to splash the money.
A bid soon after the game was reported to be lodged for Newcastle midfield backbone Yohan Cabaye, eventually which let Cabaye to not feature in the game against Manchester City, which they lost comprehensively. So this ensures Arsenal have started moving swiftly in the market.
The offer for Cabaye was soon rejected with Newcastle terming it to be an insult for a midfielder of Cabaye’s class. And now the reports for Di Maria and Benzema’s bid are gaining pace.
Wenger said, “Yes I’m confident that we’ll make the signings we need because of the desire of the players to join us. There’s also the fact that while we maybe don’t have as much money as everybody writes, we have some funds available to do transfers. We’ve worked on it very hard but it hasn’t come off as quickly and as well as we wanted. You’d be surprised how early we acted. In our job you can spend a lot of time, not going on holiday and work on things without it coming off. In football you have to deal with any situation and be patient. As long as the window is open, anything can happen until the last minute. ”
Although the spirit in Arsenal’s camp are on a new level after beating Fenerbahce comprehensively in the Champion’s League qualifier, with Arsenal players dedicating the victory to Arsene Wenger.