Arsene Wenger defended his transfer policy on Wednesday night — despite Arsenal’s failure to buy a senior outfield player during the summer window.
Goalkeeper Petr Cech was his only capture in the window, signing in an £11million deal from Chelsea.
In fact Wenger’s Arsenal were the only club in Europe’s top five leagues (Premier, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1) not to buy an outfield player.
Even Spanish champions Barcelona, who are currently under a transfer ban, managed to sign two big-name players.
The Gunners’ lack of activity in the transfer window has prompted the Arsenal Supporters Trust to call for an enquiry into the club’s transfer policy.
But a defiant Wenger, who was in Nyon, Switzerland on Wednesday to take part in the UEFA 2015 Elite Club Coaches Forum where he came into contact with old adversary Sir Alex Ferguson, said:
‘Am I happy with the investment I make? Yes, every time.
‘I bought (Alexis) Sanchez, I bought (Mesut) Ozil, I bought Cech, I bought Gabriel last year.
‘The problem at the moment is finding the players who guarantee you are a better team after, and that example last night shows you very well.’
Wenger was referring to the £36m Manchester United spent to sign France youngster Anthony Martial on deadline day.
What has to make Arsenal fans furious is the news that Danny Welbeck needs knee surgery and will be out until Christmas. This injury leaves the Gunners with only four forwards (Giroud, Sanchez, Campbell, Walcott) for the first half of the season. Any long-term injury and the Gunners will be reached stretched to field a strike force,
That is why it amazes me the Arsene Wenger did not buy a striker this summer.
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