LONDON (Reuters) – On Saturday Arsene Wenger has promised to Arsenal fans to do everything to find new players but it does not give them guarantees the presence of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri next season.
Manager of the club since 1996, Arsene Wenger is facing pressure from supporters disappointed that Arsenal has not won a title in six seasons and has won three of his last fifteen games.
“I promise that we will work very hard and we have already spent long nights in shaping what we do,” he wrote in a message to fans posted on the club website (www.arsenal.com).
As for the future of Cesc Fabregas, that would attempt a return to Barcelona, the club of his childhood, and Samir Nasri, as several clubs covet, Arsène Wenger said that his position was “always the same.”
“We want to keep Cesc and I will fight as much as possible to keep it. The same goes for Samir Nasri,” he said.
Samir Nasri will be aboard the plane which leave the Gunners on Sunday for their pre-season tour of Asia, but Cesc Fabregas will not travel.
The first match is on Wednesday against an eleven of Malaysia.
Chapter recruitment, Arsenal is expected to announce soon, once the medical examination carried out, the signing of striker Gervinho Lille for four years.
Other targets of the club, there is the Bolton defender Gary Carhill, the Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, Blackburn defender Chris Samba or the Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
Only defender Carl Jenkins, hope-19 Charlton Athletic (third division), has so far signed the club for 1.13 million euros.
“I can understand that people say ‘you have money, spend it’ but it’s not that simple, we want to find the quality we need,” writes Arsene Wenger in his message to supporters.
Arsenal have money to actually spend during the transfer because its financial position is sound and seven million pounds (7.9 million) were added to the budget of the club this week with the sale of left-Gaël Clichy to Manchester City.