Speaking following our Community Shield win against Chelsea, allowing us to gain a psychological advantage over the Premier League champions a week before the big kick-off, the boss was quick to set the record straight.
According to Spanish publication AS, Wenger has set aside €65million as we aim to entice Real Madrid to sell their French forward this summer.
However, Wenger stated that those reports were not true and that he wasn’t aware of any move for his compatriot.
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“No, nothing is happening,” Wenger told reporters following the game.
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“Honestly no. I don’t know who brings that up. Is it Spanish media or English media? I don’t know.”
It suggests that the boss may not be necessarily comfortable with the options available to him in that area of the pitch, a position we desperately need a solution in if we’re to challenge for the title.
Walcott struggled against Chelsea’s defensive rearguard but his pace will certainly trouble lesser defences throughout the season.
Whether or not the 26-year-old can lead us to the summit of English football remains to be seen.