Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger refused to give up any ground when questioned about transfers in Friday’s press conference.
The Arsenal manager is notoriously quiet when it comes to revealing transfer news and was true to his reputation, saying he expects something to happen before the window closes but nothing is close right now.
Typical Wenger answer on possible transfers. “We expect, like you, but at the moment, we are not close.”
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) August 21, 2015
There’s no doubt the Arsenal squad can be strengthened but it, unfortunately, isn’t as simple as that. There are only a handful of strikers who would improve enough on Olivier Giroud, for example, to make them worthwhile signings. Right now none of them are available to sign and if they were every top club in Europe would consider a bid.
It could interesting that Wenger says he expects something – Arsenal are still very much active on the market.
Though a world class striker is possibly the priority and would be snapped up if available another midfielder must also be on the manager’s mind. He currently has Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini at his disposal in the deep midfield role – can we really expect to win the league right now?
The Arsenal boss also had something to say about the structure of the transfer window, once again expressing the belief that it should close before the Premier League season starts.
aW. Says transfer window should shut before the season starts.
— Jim van Wijk (@jimvanwijkPA) August 21, 2015
No matter what Wenger would prefer there are still 10 more days until the transfer window shuts and, though it looks quiet right now, Wenger may just have something up his sleeve.