â€œWe are not on the market specifically at all.â€
â€œI believe this year again you will have to wait until July 15 to start going.â€
â€œThe World Cup will not affect our recruitmentâ€
â€œIt 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.â€
Compare and contrast, before breathing deeply and reminding yourself that the summer is long and packed with fun stuff. Wengerâ€™s pronouncements on signings have the remarkable ability to get under everyoneâ€™s skin, so the best advice I can give – and Iâ€™m going to try to follow it myself – is just to not be driven to distraction by it. Not at all.
Transfer season is silly, misleading, stressful, packed with lies and counter-lies, and life is just too bloody short.
So Iâ€™m not falling for anything, not hanging on anyoneâ€™s words. Iâ€™m going to spend some more time with my family, watch the World Cup, enjoy Wimbledon, go to some cricket, have the odd glass of something cold and refreshing. Iâ€™m going to enjoy the summer.
[How long do you give me?]