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Wenger tells Arsenal fans to remain patient

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked fans of the club to remain patient during the summer transfer window. This off-season is a huge one for the North London club with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy all potentially leaving, and at this stage, nobody coming in.

But Wenger says there will be some transfer action toward the end of July.

"We are in a waiting period, everybody is waiting that the other [club] moves," he told Alsace TV.

"It is a transfer period. Everybody has their cards in [their] hands, hoping for the big transfer. There is nothing moving yet. The period will me more active at the end of July when we will need to really strengthen the team.

"There is always pressure, England is the hardest championship in the world, some teams have more money than us. We have to accept it and do the maximum.

"We decided to respect some rules in our club, especially on the financial side in an environment that does not respect that. We respect [the] quality of the game and human quality too. It means it is harder for us when you respect these three topics.

"We live exactly in the way everybody should, with a balance between revenues and expenses. I think we should be seen as an example and it is often not the case. We have been very constant for many years now."

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