Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger 99% confident of completing transfers for Gunners

Wenger says he expected the summer transfer window to be easier.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that the Gunners are close to completing deals in the transfer window in order to bolster the squad for the 2016/17 season.

The north London club have made only three signings this summer and are now linked Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez and Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi. These two deals are likely to go through and the Frenchman says his side are 99% confident of completing the deals.

"We are working on the deals. We are not close enough to announce today that they will sign for us, and will we sign anybody before the end of the transfer window? I am 99 per cent confident," Wenger said, as quoted by Arsenal's official website.

Arsenal's league rivals Manchester United and Manchester City, who both have new managers at the club have strengthened the squad, along with Liverpool. The Frenchman was hopeful his side could also enjoy a similar transfer window like the other top Premier League clubs.

However, things did not go as per the plan as Arsenal have failed to win the first two matches played in the 2016/17 season. The Gunners suffered a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in the first match, while settled for a goalless draw against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

"It was a strange transfer market. I expected it to be easier than ever but it was more difficult than ever," the Gunners manager explained.

"Not a lot has happened. It looks like when you meet other clubs and you have an English passport, you hit these [big] prices which are very difficult to understand compared to the quality of the players.

"It looks like it will be frenetic for me in the last three days. Everybody has sat on their pounds until now. We know they will all splash out now. I expect the next three days to be very, very busy, so be on alert!"