Big Surprise: Wenger gives latest update on Arsenal’s Summer transfer plan

Big Surprise: Wenger gives latest update on Arsenal’s Summer transfer plan

Arsenal are seriously in need for some experience in the forward line and Gunners boss hoping to solve this problem before the summer transfer window closes.

Wenger has finally admitted that Arsenal are trying their best to sign a striker this summer.

They have already roped in Granit Xhaka, Tasumo Akano and Rob Holding this summer and now have Olivier Giroud as their only experienced forward with fellow frontman Danny Welbeck ruled out until the New Year.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis insisted earlier this week the club can’t afford to beat their big spending rivals in this transfer market.

But, while speaking after Arsenal’s win over the MLS All-Stars in San Jose Wenger revealed he is still interested in adding another attacking player before the deadline next month.

“At the moment I have not too many attacking options in terms of experienced players,” he said.

“But let’s not forget we still have a few players at home.

“There are also a few players who did not play [against the MLS All-Star team], like [Santi] Cazorla and of course [Mesut] Ozil and [Aaron] Ramsey are at home. [Olivier] Giroud is also not here.

“So we have options but we will still look outside to find one more.” 

With Per Mertesacker sidelined due to the latest injury and Gabriel missing through illness new boy, Rob Holding started as part of a makeshift defence against the All-Stars.

But despite conceding once again to Didier Drogba, Wenger was impressed with what he saw from the former Bolton man.

“He’s adapted surprisingly well – he reads the game well and understands what’s going on,” he added.

“He anticipates well and that’s a quality you don’t see very often at such a young age.”

Meanwhile, Wenger has insisted that Arsenal have a ‘solid’ midfield now after the addition of Granit Xhaka ahead of the upcoming season.

Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky, and Mikel Arteta all have left the Gunners this summer, raising some serious doubts over the squad’s depth in midfield but the French manager remains quite confident in numbers.

The inclusion of Xhaka, as well as both Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla returning from injuries, seem to have convinced Wenger that no further midfield reinforcements are necessary for the time being .

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