Understandably, the rumours centre around Arsenal’ predicament up front with concerns around the lack of depth if Frenchman Olivier Giroud succumbs to injury.
Widespread reports suggested that Arsenal had agreed a six-month loan deal for Morata while reports on Pato suggested Arsenal had a£6.5m bid rejected, however the Arsenal boss had something different to say.
Wenger is quoted as saying by ESPNFC:
No, there’s no truth in that, that’s all I can say. I’m not in touch with them.
I am not concerned about that [new signings]. We have at the moment Yaya Sanogo who is a striker we brought in during the summer, who is coming back from injury in January. Hopefully he will help us in the second part of the season.
Personally speaking, it is worrying when Wenger says he is willing to rely on a raw talent such as Sanogo when Arsenal are finally looking at a realistic title push.
In saying that however, the return of Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski does add to the depth up front with either player able to be used both out wide and also in the lone striker position.
In the past both players have lacked effectiveness when playing this role, but personally I would rather rely on one of those two in comparison to the young and unproven Sanogo if Wenger were not to delve into the transfer market in January, which I think he will do in any case.
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis has publicly stated that investing in a striker is certainly on the cards in January and it is hard to believe that Wenger has turned a blind eye to the lack of depth up front, particularly when media and fans alike discuss it day-in, day-out.
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