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Wenger Confirms He’s In The Market But Wont Sign Cavani Or Reus
Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is still in the market for new signings but has ruled out bringing in another attacker after saying we have ‘unbelievable’ strength up front.
We’ve brought in four major signings so far this summer in Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers and all have settled in well since their arrivals.
But fans are still yearning for more new additions with a centre-back, defensive midfielder and a striker the main positions supporters feel we need to strengthen.
The likes of Mats Hummels, Kostas Manolas, William Carvalho, Sami Khedira and Marco Reus have all been strongly linked in recent weeks, while reports earlier this week suggested that Arsene was still hopeful of signing Edinson Cavani this summer.
Speaking to Arsenal.com today, Arsene said he’s happy with the business he’s done so far but admitted he’s still in the market as we’re still short in some areas. However, he has ruled out bringing in another striker as he feels with Walcott nearly fit again and Campbell back in north London, we have ‘unbelievable strength’ up front.
“I’m happy with the players I signed, with their quality and their attitude,” Wenger said.
“There hasn’t been a massive change but we signed Debuchy, Sanchez, Ospina and Chambers, all of them have integrated well mentally into the team.
“We are not destabilised and I feel it’s a strong reinforcement of our squad. Will I still do something? I don’t rule it out. Our finances are still healthy but we want to go through in the Champions League group stages to do that.
“Number-wise we are maybe a little short in some areas of the game but the depth of the squad is very good.
“Up front we have plenty of candidates. Joel Campbell has joined us again, plus the new signings, while Walcott is coming back at the end of the month. So if you look at the number of players we have up front, we have unbelievable strength.”
This would rule out the arrival of players like Cavani or Reus, and as I explained yesterday, I’m not surprised. The boss has made it clear his priority is to strengthen the defence and/or defensive midfield areas so I wouldn’t expect to see any more attackers signed this summer.