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Wenger: I won't walk away

August 19, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Arsene Wenger insists he has no intention of walking away from Arsenal and has asked the fans to trust his judgment in the transfer market.

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With Cesc Fabregas having left and Samir Nasri on his way, Wenger has come under fire from fans and former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein suggested he could consider his future.

However, at his press conference on Friday, Wenger said: "I will not walk away from the club."

Asked about the scrutiny he is facing at present, he said: "That's part of the world at the moment and I don't have a problem with it perfectly frankly because I can live with that. I try to focus on making the right decisions for the club."

With the fans eager to see top-quality signings arriving at the club, Wenger told them to have faith.

"I believe I have shown in my 15 years here I am capable to make the right decision for the right players - you have seen more world class players here, or as many as anywhere else," he said. "You have to trust my judgment - one day somebody else will make the decisions in my place and we will have to trust him."

Arsenal have already boosted the squad this summer, with Gervinho, Carl Jenkinson, Ryo Miyaichi and Alex Chamberlain all coming in, and Wenger feels the criticism will decrease when people realise their quality.

"If you look well at the players we have brought in, you will notice very soon that we have brought top quality players in - we have bought Jenkinson, Gervinho, we have Miyaichi, we have Chamberlain," he said. "You will soon see that they are all top quality players.

"We have not lost so many players. We have lost, of course, big players, but number-wise we should be capable to do well. If we find quality, we'll add quality to our squad and we work very hard on it I must tell you. We have got a reputation for looking too much at the money but we want to add top quality to our squad - that's all we want to do."

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Marseille have rejected a Gunners loan bid for midfielder Lucho Gonzalez.

"The one that really interests them is Lucho Gonzalez," Deschamps told a pre-match news conference. "Arsene Wenger believes that it is a great player who could be useful to his team even though he does not fit in with his recruitment policy."

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