Arsene Wenger has essentially ruled out signing another forward this summer, as he’s happy with the collection of strikers and wide-men at his disposal.
Speaking after the Boreham Wood friendly on Saturday, the Arsenal manager was quizzed about his transfer intentions, and with plenty still clamouring for another forward, he said, “Up front we don’t need any more. We need a goalkeeper for sure and after that it depends on how our midfielders get through without injuries until the start of the season.
“Maybe at centre-back we’ll still bring one in.”
Having signed Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for £30m, it seems the Chilean’s versatility is what drove the Frenchman to do the deal. Capable of playing wide on the left or right, as a solo striker or with a more traditional front man like Olivier Giroud, he can fill many roles in the Gunners front three.
Wenger also has the likes of Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo, and Costa Rican Joel Campbell to bolster his attacking options.
There have been rumours of an Arsenal move for Mario Balotelli but that was flatly denied this weekend by their CEO Adriano Galliani who said, “We have not received any offer and at this time, there is nothing from Arsenal.”
Meanwhile, it’s being reported that Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina could travel to London today to complete his £4m move from Nice.
More on that as and when it happens.