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Arsenal boss Wenger coy over pursuit of Valencia star Mata

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was tightlipped about their pursuit of Valencia midfielder Juan Mata yesterday.

Wenger was asked if Mata would be signed as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas or Samir Nasri.

He told "If I translate your question you are asking that if the two go do we need to sign one then of course. They are two exceptional players and that's why personally I want to keep the two.

"If I was the other players I would think 'I have a good opportunity to play'. If you have been a football player you never cry when somebody goes. I just told you 'let's be relaxed', if you want to start a crisis before the start of the season I can understand that but I don't see the need. We have played a football game today and it was enjoyable, so let's come back tomorrow and enjoy another one."

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