After leading Arsenal to an FA cup trophy after a long nine years with no silverware, along with a serious challenge for the title which just faltered as the injuries piled up, Arsene Wenger appeared to have fallen back in love with the game, as proven when he signed up to another three years at the helm of the good ship Arsenal.
After the barren years, there is no doubt that the Frenchman has major honours in his sights again, but the Premier League and Champions League are competitions that are even harder to win than ever these days, with clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Man City all able to outgun us in the transfer market.
So following a tough first game in both competitions, many pundits are looking at Arsenal’s squad and questioning whether we have the quality and depth to win either of them. But the Frenchman seemed to suggest that he was happy with what he has got, in the post match interview reported by Arsenal.com last night.
Wenger said, “Not at the moment, no. I have nothing special to add on that at the moment. Honestly, we are not close to signing anybody.
“We are a bit short at the back, yes you’re right. But we should have Mertesacker and Ozil and Podolski available again at the weekend. Let’s hope they are in good shape when we go home.”
If you ask most Arsenal fans, they would say that it is not just at the back that we are a bit short. I personally feel that a top quality defensive midfielder, centre back and front line striker are needed for us to be complete. And Wenger has nearly two weeks and plenty of money to spend. So does he really believe that no more signings are needed? I guess we will soon find out.