The Gunners have already secured the services of Chile forward Alexis Sánchez and have been strongly linked with a move for another striker, with the likes of Mario Balotelli and Loic Remy being prime contenders.
The French manager insists he is not in the market for another forward and is instead ready to focus on improving the squad further back.
According to Daily Star, he said:
It depends whether our midfielders get through now until the start of the season without injuries.
Up front we don’t need any more, maybe I will still bring in one centre-back. I will bring in a goalkeeper for sure and we are still out there to strengthen our squad.
You do the deals when it’s possible, this time we could do it early and I am very happy with what I have done until now. It’s easier to prepare, but we are not the only club who have done business.
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Some other clubs have also done business – Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool have bought great players and the competition should be interesting again next season.
The fans will be a little sceptical on these comments considering what happened last season when towering target man Olivier Giroud was worn down by a gruelling workload. Wenger only had French youngster Yaya Sanogo in reserve and the situation was compounded by lengthy injuries to Podolski and Theo Walcott.
However, Wenger has already added to his attack in a big way by signing Sanchez. His versatility is one of his greatest strengths and will give the Gunners huge flexibility when it comes to selecting the attack. The North London club also have Walcott, who has had successful forays through the middle during recent seasons and has always coveted making the transition from the flanks full-time.
We also have Campbell, who has been on loan the last three seasons awaiting the resolution of work permit issues. But following his series of quality performances in Brazil, Campbell is now ready to return and like Walcott, he plays wide, but has primarily represented his country as a striker. Sanogo is another option, but he has long to way to go before he can make any considerable, regular impact on the squad.
There is still room for a back-up striker, but Wenger should mainly concentrate on recruiting a defensive midfielder to shield the defence as well as another centre back. He’s certainly right to back away from signing another striker.
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