‘It’s not the only way’: Arsenal boss explains why he didn’t sign a single outfield player

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained why he didn’t sign a single outfield player in the last transfer window, reports the Daily Star.

The Gunners’s only arrival this summer was Petr Cech from Chelsea, and they are the only team in Europe’s top five leagues to have not brought in a player who isn’t a goalkeeper. Fans have been very critical of this, especially after Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema was heavily linked to the Emirates Stadium.

However, Wenger has now taken the time to explain himself. He appears to be hinting that there was no one on the market who could improve the North Londoners’ squad.

“I have nothing more to say,” said the Frenchman, “I have made over 300 transfers and every time it’s a decision to make.Do you buy the player because he strengthens your squad or not?

“The solutions we had were not convincing at all. And in the end you do not buy to give one hope you want to buy because the players who come in can help your squad to be stronger. Buying and selling is one way strengthen the team but it’s not the only way.”

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Arsenal have made a shaky start to the season, putting their lack of movement on the transfer front under the magnifying glass. An opening day defeat to West Ham has been followed by close victories over Crystal Palace and Newcastle United, as well as a draw with Liverpool. A lack of goals has been most noticeable, with only three being scored and two of them being own goals.

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