By Chris Wright
“I see no City!”
His pet-project is looking ever-more Barca bound, a £7 million fee has been agreed with Manchester City for left-back Gael Clichy and there are several swirling reports that Samir Nasri may be about to follow his compatriot to Eastlands for £20-odd million, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to discuss the fact that he may be about to lose a triplet of first-team players.
When asked whether an ‘exodus’ was imminent during a presser before the Gunners’ pre-season tour of Malaysia, Wenger told Alsace TV:
“We are in a waiting period, everybody is waiting for the other club to move. Everybody has their cards in [their] hands, hoping for the big transfer.
“There is nothing moving yet. The period will be more active at the end of July when we will need to really strengthen the team.”
Wenger is either playing it exceptionally cool as his first-string is threatened with decimation before his very eyes, or the man is in more denial than Moses was.