Wenger 'too busy' to focus on any new signings

August 10, 2008
By Soccernet

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims he is unlikely to sign any new players for at least another week because he is too busy to think about any transfer activity.

The Gunners have been linked with a number of players over the past week, including Udinese midfielder Gokhan Inler. However, Wenger has ruled out brining any new players to the club before next week's Champions League qualifier with FC Twente.

He told the club's official website: 'At the moment, I am not close to concluding any transfer deal.

'Maybe next week something can happen, but for now we have to focus on the Champions League and forget about transfers because it is a big target for us.

'I do not rule out anybody completely at the moment.

'If we were in advanced negotiations with anybody else I would say no, so everything is possible right now.'

Inler's agent Dino Lamberti has been reported as saying that he had had a meeting with Wenger last week and he also said: 'We have already had a very positive discussion.'

The Swiss international midfielder is under contract with Udinese until 2011, but the Serie A club are apprently willing to sell should Arsenal offer the £8m asking price.