It certainly looks like this is going to be a typical Arsenal transfer window, full of frustration with the fans complaining about Wenger not investing some of that so-called 100 million ‘war chest’.
Wenger has already detailed the extra players he has available compared to the start of last season, and he is confident that our new fitness team will keep our injury problems to a minimum level.
He said today on Arsenal.com: “We always try to improve in every department and it’s true that we have done more fitness preparation on the medical side. Every year we try to move forward and we feel that we have done much better last season.
“I’m confident that we will do better again this season. At the moment we came with 27 players, three goalkeepers and 24 outfield players, and they are all available to play on Saturday.”
This reduced list certainly gave Wenger some selection headaches towards the end of last season, and if they all stay fit then we certainly have a very large contingent and Wenger seems very unconcerned about bringing in any more additions.
When asked today about any new signings he said: “We do not guarantee that we can sign someone and I’m happy with the squad that I have. If I find a player with an exceptional potential who can strengthen the squad then I will do it.
“It depends who is on the market. It’s not easy at the moment because many clubs are out there to buy, and the number of players who can strengthen the big teams in Europe is very restricted.”
His statement that it depends on who is available certainly seems to point to Wenger being the ‘opportunistic buyer’ as discussed yesterday, so it looks like us Arsenal fans will just have to sit back, twiddle our thumbs, and hope a top striker falls into Wenger’s lap!