Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he is happy to play the waiting game in his pursuit of signings this Summer as he continues to be linked with a move for Luis Suarez.
The London club have so far seen two bids for the Uruguayan striker rejected out of hand by Liverpool, but it seems that Wenger is in no hurry to return with an improved offer.
The Frenchman insists that they are not close to bringing in any new players and won’t have anyone new in time for the impending Emirates Cup.
“We are ready to do quick deals but all the transfers do not depend only on us,” Wenger is quoted in the Mirror.
“But we are prepared to wait. It looks unlikely before the Emirates Cup. We still have a strong squad but we are there on the market to try to strengthen our team. With or without additions we can be title challengers next season,” he added.
Brendan Rodgers has questioned why Suarez would want to leave Liverpool for Arsenal, claiming that the Champions League club are a smaller club than his Anfield outfit.
“He [Rodgers] must explain that. I don’t know. We are not close to signing Suarez or anybody else so there’s no reason why I should talk about it,” Wenger said.
“There is nothing to say. I have been away now for two or the weeks and it’s hard to see how things are advanced because everyone is on tour at the moment and it’s very difficult to get in touch with people.
“What we want is not a name but a good player. The name is less important. What is more important is the quality of the player. At the moment I must tell you we are not close to signing anybody.
“We try to do the job and we will try to do it well. But that is in front of us. We have worked a lot but nothing has been concluded with anybody. Of course we want to do as many top players as we can. But we also have to focus on the players we have and develop them.”