Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the BBC that he may bring in more firepower on the back of two goalless draws in the Premier League.
Arsenal are the only team in the league yet to find the back of the net so far this season, after 0-0 draws first against Sunderland and then Stoke. In this humble writer’s opinion, we put this down to the sale of last season’s Golden Boot winner Robin van Persie to Manchester United this summer, who ironically scored on his debut for the Red Devils against Fulham at the weekend.
New signings Oliver Giroud and Lucas Podolski have thus far failed to fill the boots left by the Dutchman at the Emirates, and Wenger has at last conceded that his side lack sharpness up front – of their sixteen shots at Begovic’s goal at the weekend, only six were on target.
“We always felt we were dangerous, but we couldn’t finish it off. We have work to do in the final third. We are active and there could still be action in the transfer market.”
Wenger has been notoriously stubborn in the transfer market in past season’s, which could be to blame for Arsenal’s 7 year trophy drought on his failure to being in world class players to replace the likes of Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Samri Nasri who all left the club to claim domestic glory elsewhere.
Fans will be glad then that having sold van Persie – the latest global megastar to leave the club – Wenger has at last realised the need to replace quality with quality.
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