Well this news has simply blown away all the dreams Arsenal fans have had that the club would be bringing in stars like Cavani, Isco, Lacazette, Dybala or any other striker, known or unknown, in this transfer window.
Our beloved manager made this quite clear in yesterday’s pre-match interview ahead of tomorrows game against Stoke. Wenger was quite clear when he was asked about the Isco rumours. He said: “No, we are not on the case. We have plenty of creative players.
“We are more short on the defensive side of our game, not on the offensive side. We have plenty of offensive players. We just spoke about Podolski who just went out, we spoke about Sanogo going out because we have so many offensive players that they don’t get a chance to play. So we won’t buy someone else in the attack.”
So that’s that then! But perhaps he may be considering buying a proven hitman in the summer?
Wenger also went on to deny that he was interested in bringing in Petr Cech, who is said to be unhappy being on the bench at Chelsea, but Wenger again shot our hopes out of the water. “No,” he said. ” Petr Cech is at Chelsea. We have three goalkeepers who for me are top class and there is a big competition going on. I have no doubt we have the needed quality.”
That will be good news for Wojciech Szczesny after his blunders last week. Wenger also gave the young Pole more assurances about his future when he was asked about the much-publicised “smoking incident”. Wenger said: “I don’t need to make a big fuss of that. Every club has its internal discipline and rules. It doesn’t necessarily need to be public. Szczesny is a serious boy who works very hard and he doesn’t need that. He made a mistake, he is not the first one and not the last one.”
Wenger also denied the rumours about Gabriel Paulista and the much-discussed Loic Perrin,but he DID admit to interest in the 17 year-old DM Krystian Bielik. He admitted: “He is a young boy that we follow, yes. You see I gave you some information! We are not very close at the moment to an agreement.”
That is about as much information we can expect from any interview with Wenger, but maybe he is simply trying to put us off the track?