You would think from the size of the Arsenal squad that a lot of the transfer business that Arsene Wenger is planning to get done between now and the close of the summer transfer window would be to get a few of the lesser used Gunners out the door rather than bring any more in, but the boss has suggested this week that he is hoping to sign another player, but only one and only if he can get someone ‘exceptional’.
As reported by Metro, the Frenchman was open and honest about his need to trim the squad as well, admitting that it was too big right now but also doing his usual thing of saying that it was full of quality so it would need players of a certain very high calibre to improve it.
Wenger said, ‘We are open to an exceptional player. However, just to remind you we have 33 players here and they are all good players.
‘That’s unmanageable so to bring one more player in for the sake of it would be stupid, but if we find an exceptional one, we will do it.’
It may just be me getting the wrong idea, but when I hear him talk about an exceptional player I instantly think of a creative or attacking one. There have been more Arsenal transfer rumours about the Monaco and France winger Thomas Lemar than any other possible Arsenal target this summer but it also looks like his current club are determined not to sell.
Another option and one that Wenger has already said he likes and who we know is available is Riyad Mahrez of tonight’s opponents Leicester City, so do you think it will be one of these two who becomes Arsenal’s final signing of the window?