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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says deadline day in the summer transfer window is “not enjoyable” as the club prepare for a pivotal period ahead of the remainder of the season.
But Wenger admits the period is among his least favourite of the season such is the frenzied nature of negotiations – an ominous message to Arsenal fans as the window threatens to slam shut. “You’re on alert and you look around Europe,” the Frenchman told Arsenal.com. “The phone is red-hot most of the time. It depends whether you’re a buyer or a seller, or whether you’re both.
“If you’re a buyer, you have to put pressure on a club very early because you know you need some time for administration, for regulations, to get approval from the Premier League, to finalise their contracts.
“Usually, your lawyers inside the club are on alert and know they will have a sleepless night. Then there’s a transfer deadline that you have to respect. Usually, it’s not an enjoyable day because it’s a huge pressure on the day. When you sell, it’s similar because the club who buys has to make the decision and the player has to agree on the last day. There’s a lot of uncertainty on the day and sometimes that is the most difficult thing.”
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