Arsene Wenger has made it clear that there was no striker available in the transfer window that could improve on the quality of strikers already in the Arsenal squad, despite the worrying news about Danny Welbeck’s long term absence from the team.
He told reporters that he had looked at many ‘solutions’ but he obviously did not think they came up to scratch. Wenger said: “I have made over 300 transfers and every time the decision you make is do you buy the player to strengthen your squad, or not.
“The solutions we had were not convincing at all and in the end you do not buy to give wrong hopes.
“You want to buy because the players who come in can help your squad to be stronger.
“Buying and selling is one way to strengthen your team but it is not your only way.”
“It’s about finding an efficient solution,” Le Prof continued. “They don’t just drop down from heaven.”
“I have confidence in the ability and quality of our strikers.
“Of course I’m confident that I have enough cover and enough quality.”
Obviously we have Olivier Giroud, who is due a goal tomorrow simply on the law of averagesas he has missed so many chances in recent weeks, and Theo Walcott is also desperate to prove his worth as an out and out hitman. Alexis Sanchez has also been coming close for Arsenal and finally got off the mark for Chile in midweek.
Wenger agreed: “We have Alexis (Sanchez), we have (Olivier) Giroud, we have (Theo) Walcott and it is always a similar problem – when you have many strikers people say how do you keep them all happy? It is about the efficiency and quality of our game, we can score goals I am not worried about that.”
Arsenal’s strikers may have had a stuttering start to the season, but now is the time for them to finally forget their summer holidays and start proving that they really do have the quality. If all three start and score tomorrow then I may start believing Wenger’s confident words….