Wenger against bidding for successful World Cup stars for Arsenal

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London, Apr 29(ANI): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he will not be tempted to buy players who make an impact during the World Cup in South Africa.

"The World Cup will not affect our recruitment. It is dangerous to buy on the back of a World Cup. The prices are artificial and you have to bear in mind that anyone can have three weeks of glory," The Sun quoted Wenger, as saying.

Wenger, who has been reluctant on spending money and signing new stars, further said that he will add new players early in the summer.

"To have 10 years of success is quite different. With the season drawing to a close, people are inevitably looking to discuss our transfer targets," Wenger said.

"I do have targets and have been talking to people, but I cannot mention any names at the moment. The earlier you settle your teams for the next season the better it is and the less anxiety you have," he added.

Wenger's transfer policy, based on nuturing young talent and not spending big on established players has been criticized, as Arsenal are on the verge of finishing the season without a trophy for the fifth year in a row. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 17:46 [IST]
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