By Randy Osae
As expected, Arsene Wenger was intrigued to speak on the all-concerned transfer saga and the manager did not seem too reluctant nor audacious about Andrei Arshavin’s arrival.
The Frenchman claims a deal should/could be struck within the next day and is adamant his “experience” in these transfer situations can see things wrapped up before the wicked deadline of Monday night.
But Wenger also insists his side does have a source of answer to the current lack of creativity – being returns of stricken trio Fabregas, Walcott and Rosicky.
Arsenal’s display against West Ham was of typical rustiness and shortened ideas in attack, thus, Arshavin is perhaps an obligatory acquisition if their Premier League tilt will improve.
Wenger said:“[Will something happen?] Maybe or maybe not but it doesn’t worry me too much I must say. Don’t forget that we have some other players that can unlock defences like [Cesc] Fabregas, like [Theo] Walcott and like [Tomas] Rosicky who aren’t available at the moment but could be in the next few months.
“We are not far away but now we have a bit of time now the game is over until Tuesday night. Monday night is the deadline so we’ll see what can be done in 24 hours. With the experience I have, anything can happen in a transfer.”
There was also a hearsay prior to Saturday’s game that Arshavin had boarded a flight to London, but those claims were later denied by his agent Dennis Latchter even though the Russian star is still poised to arrive in the English capital within the next hours should the state of this deal be as believed.