Date: 12th October 2011 at 4:32pm
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Arsene Wenger has denied the suggestions that he waited to do his summer transfer work until after Arsenal had secured Champions League qualification.

Speaking to arsenal.com Wenger explained that the deals just took longer to go through than originally expected.

‘A lot of it was planned beforehand, it just took a lot longer than expected. It was nothing to do with the Champions League, because we would still have wanted to go for the league even if we weren’t in the Champions League.’

Adding.

‘We are not the only ones who decide how long it takes to complete a transfer.’

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