Arsenal look increasingly unlikely to make any deadline-day signings despite enquiring about Edinson Cavani, Adrien Rabiot and Marco Verratti.
Arsenal have signed only goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea this summer, but Wenger said after the 1-0 win at Newcastle on Saturday that the club was “working” on adding a new striker to their squad.
However, prior to the trip to St James’ Park Wenger had said Arsenal were struggling to find a “top class” player that was available, despite having the finances.
“There is a difference between financial power and the availabilty of top class players,” he said. “The funds are there, people know that you have the resources, but the players are not available.”
It would appear that Wenger has been proven correct, with the Daily Telegraph reporting the Gunners have ‘received little encouragement’ from Paris Saint-Germain after their enquiries about Cavani, Rabiot and Verratti.
Arsene Wenger will no doubt come in for criticism if Arsenal fail to sign a striker today, but he has a point about the availability of top-class strikers.
The Gunners’ finances are in a healthy state these days, but Wenger is quite right to only want to sign players that will improve his first XI. He has done it with Cech, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, and if the likes of Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani aren’t for sale, what can Wenger do?