Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal could still make more signings before the summer transfer window closes, despite the squad being bloated.
The Gunners have to trim their squad considerably given the large amount of first-team players still at Arsenal. This led to the sales of Wojciech Szczesny to Juventus and Gabriel Paulista to Valencia, while Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall joined Birmingam City on loan.
But Wenger admitted they are “on alert” for potential new signings. When asked on the chances of more incomings and outgoings before the window shuts, he said: “Both can happen,” reports Football.London.
“We are on alert on the last seven days. Sometimes you have to share the work because you have some going out and some coming in.”
The Gunners do have a task to get rid of the deadwood, something the Arsenal manager admitted. “I have said before we have too many players in the squad. If you have too many you are in a difficult position.”
It’s unknown exactly what positions Arsenal are looking to strengthen, but they may be in the market for a centre-back if the latest rumours are to be believed about Shkodran Mustafi, let alone the club’s dearth in this area – Rob Holding dropped, Calum Chambers out-of-favour, Laurent Koscielny suffering from recurring muscle problems.
There may be movement in the coming days should Arsenal lose more of their unwanted players.