Arsène Wenger talked about his transfer dealings staying that he will do his transfers sooner rather than later but would not speak on individuals.
“Our business will be done sooner rather than later but it is difficult to speak about any individual player because that makes things difficult,” adding, “I cannot complain about other clubs talking about our players and then do the same.
“I like the player [Mata], but that does not mean we will buy him. The other player [Jagielka] is under contract at Everton. If we want to buy a player, we need first the agreement of their club.
“At the moment the rules are constructed in a way where it is basically forbidden to speak about one individual player. I know that not everybody respects it, but I try to do as well as I can.”
Wenger went on to explain why Arsenals activity in the transfer market seems slow in comparison to other clubs saying
“At the moment you have two categories of movement, one from zero to 10 million, and one from 30 to 50 million. We are in between,”
“In between nothing happens at the moment, there has been very little movement. All over Europe our industry is basically in a very bad financial situation. All the clubs who live from the money which football generates do not buy.
“The only clubs who buy at the moment in Europe are ones who buy with money which is not generated by our industry. There are two categories of club – those who travel with sweat and those who travel with petrol. We are those who travel with sweat.”
So with a statement like that, and with other comments made about Manchester City it would be fair to say that he was aiming that at City along with all the other billionaire owned clubs that are currently splashing the cash such as PSG and Malaga the newest to that list.
Wenger may have a point, but money talks.