Arsene Wenger: Timing of Arsenal transfers the most important aspect

The Arsenal manager is more concerned with signing the right players, rather than landing them quickly.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the club’s official website that doing the right business is more important than early business in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United completed the first high-profile acquisition on Thursday by completing a deal for highly rated PSV and Holland forward Memphis Depay, which will likely spark the window into life.

While it would be amiss to suggest that the Gunners won’t be active over the course of the next few months, it seems Wenger is placing greater emphasis on doing the best business he can, rather than being merely quickest out of the blocks.

“What you want to do more than do it early is to do it right,” he said.

“You have to take the opportunities when they come up but that’s not only decided by your desire, sometimes it’s created by the club that sells the player as well.”

The Frenchman also believes that there will not be a lot of activity from the English clubs this summer, despite what the gossip columns may say.

Manchester City and Manchester United are both expected to strengthen, with the former champions likely to rebuild heavily after a disappointing title defence under Manuel Pellegrini, while Chelsea will be eager to defend their reclaimed crown.

Wenger, though, says that there might not be as much movement as people think, as the quality needed to improve most of the Premier League squads isn’t readily available at this moment in time.

“I don’t believe [there will be a lot of business in England],” he added.

“It’s not like you go out there and you can just pick players and buy today. To strengthen a Premier League team you need top quality and that’s not easy.”

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