Sunday, July 22, 2012

Arsenal FC eye two new signings as Ganso, Lewandowski, Niang all targets


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he still plans to make further signings this summer - but the number will depend on how many of his existing squad are offloaded.
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Wenger has already brought in Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud this summer, but the futures of a number of players who were sent out on loan last season remain uncertain.
And whether some of Arsenal's fringe players stay at Emirates Stadium next season or secure permanent deals away from the club will likely be a factor in how busy the Frenchman is in the transfer market before the end of August.
Santos playmaker Ganso, Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski - a possible replacement for captain Robin van Persie, who continues to be linked with a move away from the club - and Caen teenager M'Baye Niang have all been linked with the Gunners in recent days.
And Wenger told Arsenal Player: "We are still looking to add one or two players but it depends also on how many go out because we have to respect the squad.
"It's important to respect that so before we get players in we have to get some players out. That has not happened yet, the market is very quiet.
"I cannot tell you anything concrete about the situation [regarding those who might be leaving] because if they are not finding clubs they will stay here and be players of the squad.
"At the moment I cannot give you any concrete or clear indication."
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