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Arsene Wenger optimistic about Arsenal signing before transfer window slams shut

Arsene Wenger is optimistic about his side’s chances of bringing in another signing before the transfer window closes at 6pm on Tuesday evening according to the Independent.

Arsenal have recovered well following their opening weekend home defeat to West Ham but are still lacking a cutting edge up front.

The Gunners have picked up wins away at Crystal Palace and Newcastle United and a goalless draw with Liverpool and are some way off Man City’s pace at present.

When asked about his chances of signing a new player before the summer transfer window slams shut Wenger stated:

“We are out there and working on it and I’m optimistic.”

Before adding: “This kind of thing is very difficult to predict.”(via The Independent)

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Arsenal’s only high-profile summer signing has come in the form of Petr Cech and if the North London side are to challenge for major honours then Wenger may well need to dig deep.

Arguably the Emirates Stadium side are lacking in a number of areas, most notably in the central midfield and striking spots.

Last season Wenger had to rely upon Francis Coquelin to fill in as the club’s chief holding and defensive midfielder but it would be a hard task for the French utility man to hit the heights he reached last season.

Up front Arsenal also lack a prolific goal-scorer and have managed just three times in four Premier League matches thus far and two of those have come via own goals.

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