Us Arsenal fans are continually deluding ourselves that Wenger will bring in a new superstriker to fire us to the Premiership title this season, even though Le Prof keeps making it abundantly clear that he has no intention of bringing in competition for Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott.
Yet again today, Wenger spoke on Arsenal.com about the excellence of Giroud’s goal against Palace, and listed the strengths we already have in the striking department. The manager said: “He needed that [goal],”
“We have good strikers. Walcott was not used today and he’s an exceptional striker, Welbeck is coming back, we have Alexis.
“We have a strong striking force. What is important is that we show the team performance we have shown [against Palace].
“We had some very good moments in the game and going forward we were magnificent. We are still not capable of maintaining it for the full 90 minutes but that will come. I’m very happy with our response.”
If that wasn’t enough we also had a quote from our vice captain BFG (or is he captain now?) who also made it clear that we need no more additions in this window. “We have a good strike force,” Per said. “We were good on the break, good in the combinations, there is a lot more to come from us, that is what we need, that is our game, and we need to count on that.
“So we are happy with our squad. We kept all our players, got Petr as a great addition, so that is what players should care about, their own game and their interaction between each other.
“The spirit is great, so we have a good squad.”
So how much longer will we live in this hope that we will see the striker of our dreams come in? I’ll tell you how long shall I? 14 days, that’s how long! Then we can forget about it again until all our players are in the treatment room lol…..