After the Arsenal strike force failed to find the back of the net for a third Premier League game in a row, Arsene Wenger was understandably asked about his decision to not use the January transfer window to sign a striker, you know one of those players that scores goals.
And as reported by the Daily Mail, the Frenchman dragged out his favourite and tired old line about there just not being anyone available. ‘m sorry Arsene but it just won’t wash and I for one am not having it. And his jokey attempts to turn the tables on the press and get them to tell him who we could have signed are not clever, they are incredibly annoying for Arsenal fans who have to pay mega money for the privilege of seeing our team fail to score.
Wenger said, “If you knew a world-class striker who could have strengthened our team, you should have told me before the transfer deadline was over.
“They do not walk in the street and say “please, here is a world-class striker, can you take me?” They are all at big clubs and are under contract.
“There were none available. If tonight we think a miracle man could have scored the goal for us, I think it’s better we think how can we score the goals with the players we have. We can score goals, we have shown that before.”
Yes we can score goals, just like every other football team in the world, but can we score enough? And can we score a goal in a difficult game that will make the difference between a win and a draw or a draw and a defeat? It appears not. Arsenal are some way behind the the three teams above us in the table with our goal tally and that is while having the best creative player in the division in our side creating chances galore.
Wenger says there were no top quality strikers but did he even try? If I remember right he was talking about us not needing anyone because he had plenty of options up front. And what about the summer transfer window and Arsenal only signing Petr Cech? Arsenal have a massive cash reserve and we could have signed a striker to help us this season. Wenger chose not to and if we fail this season it will be down to him. Simple as….