Arsene Wenger has again highlighted the need to trim his squad, saying 33 players is too many to work with, but that he doesn’t feel any sympathy towards Chelsea who seem to have the opposite problem.
While the Arsenal manager does feel for Antonio Conte, that doesn’t extend to our west London rivals as a club.
Despite their deep pockets, they’re struggling to bring players in, and as you might imagine Wenger is not overly concerned by that.
Speaking of Conte in relation to Arsenal’s heavy squad, he said, “He has the opposite problem, but if you look at the number of players that are out on loan, they can call a few back.
“I have sympathy for him but do I feel sorry for Chelsea because they don’t have enough players? Then no.”
On the market in general, the 67 year old called Man City’s business ‘spectacular, and predicted there’s more to come between now and the end of the window.
“It’s not finished,” he said. “Chelsea have bought Morata and have not lost Costa yet, and they will certainly buy more. In the middle of the transfer market it’s difficult to predict.
“At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit.”
As for more arrivals at Arsenal, Wenger declared himself ‘open’ to that, but the issue of moving on some of the players deemed expendable is clearly pressing.
“At the moment I have 33 players and it’s very difficult to manage such a high number on a daily basis,” he said.