Arsene Wenger has reiterated that he’s happy with the business he’s done during the window, despite not signing a single outfield player during the entire summer transfer period, he told BEIN Sports.
Speaking after the window closed, Wenger instead decided to focus on Manchester United’s deal to bring in 19-year-old Anthony Martial for a reported £36million (via BBC Sport).
According to the boss, the fact that Man United shelled out such a fee for an unproven forward shows that there aren’t many players available to strengthen the top teams.
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“What happened last night with Monaco, who sold Martial to Manchester United for 80million Euros, I’ve heard. Martial scored 11 goals in the French championship – that sums it up well,” Wenger told the broadcasters.
“So am I happy with the investment I make? Yes, every time. I bought Sanchez, I bought Ozil, I bought Cech, I bought Gabriel last year.
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“The problem at the moment is finding the players that guarantees you are a better team after, and that example last night shows you very well.”
Therein lies the problem, how can one possibly determine if a particular signing will ‘guarantee’ that your team improves?
With every signing comes a significant risk and Wenger’s comments seem like he’s trying to divert attention from what has been a shambolic transfer window.
Just why he’s listing the likes of Ozil and Alexis is also slightly baffling considering that they are already part of the squad.
It seems as though the excuses have been prepared at Arsenal and instead of focusing on the fact that we haven’t signed an outfield player, the lack of available options on the market will be blamed.