Arsene Wenger has told media and Arsenal fans that he is ‘very active’ and in the market for a new striker ahead of tomorrows transfer deadline. The Gunners need to add firepower and Arsene agrees:
“The decision [to add players] isn’t difficult to make. It’s finding the personnel that’s the problem. We are open and we work on it, but let’s not fool ourselves that every time the solution to not winning a game is buying a new player.
“Everybody does that [lose]. Manchester City lost yesterday against Stoke and they have strikers. Buying one player doesn’t mean you win the game today. We want to [buy a striker] and we are open to it.
The question is, now that Remy has joined Chelsea, how many strikers are available to Arsene? Let alone the fact that a defensive midfielder and centre back are still needed to make Arsenal’s squad strong enough.
“The pressure ot buy is always there whether Olivier Giroud is injured or not. That happens every time you don’t win a game. We have to live with that. We try our best and everybody at the club tries their best to do well.
“We’ve just come out of two very difficult weeks both nervously and physically. Yes we are disappointed not to get the three points, but let’s not put that all down to missing a striker. Football is a bit more complicated than that.
Wenger got more to the point when asked about Remy moving to Chelsea:
“I don’t want to speak about individual cases, we are very active.”