Football: Wenger launches Arsenal transfer policy defence
LONDON (REUTERS) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger defended his transfer policy on Tuesday, reminding disgruntled fans of the club's past successes and encouraging them to put their faith in the current squad.
Wenger has come under fire from supporters and the media for failing to recruit a significant signing in the close season and pressure has already started to mount on the Frenchman following Arsenal's losing start to the Premier League campaign.
A 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday sparked calls from the Arsenal Supporters Trust to put on hold contract talks with the 63-year-old whose deal runs out after this season.
Ahead of a tricky Champions League qualifier against Turkish side Fenerbahce in Istanbul on Wednesday, Wenger said now was not the time to press the panic button.