Arsenal’s cutting edge will come, insists satisfied Wenger

Date published: Saturday 20th August 2016 8:32

Arsene Wenger: Satisfied despite Gunners firing blanks

Arsene Wenger admits he expects to see more from his side than they are currently showing, but declared himself satisfied with the 0-0 draw with Leicester. 

The Gunners played their part in an entertaining clash at the King Power Stadium, with both sides in attacking mood.

However, after seeing his team fail to force a breakthrough, Wenger insists it is simply a matter of time before Arsenal find their firepower.

“I think overall it was a good performance, a good match between two good teams. It was a game of top level intensity and I believe we responded well to last week’s disappointment.

“Leicester are a good team – they did not win the league and only lose three games last season for nothing. We had to fight until the end. We could have lost or won it in the last 20 minutes. We wanted to win the game and we finished with five attacking players on the pitch.

“We made many chances against a team that defends very well. Overall we still lack a little bit in our decision making and in the final ball but that will come. It’s a positive game.”

The goalless draw, which leaves Arsenal still without a win this season, is sure to once again bring the club’s transfer policy into the spotlight.

Wenger, though, believes that the performance of Rob Holding, a modest summer capture from Bolton Wanderers, proves that eye-catching transfer fees are not relevant.

“It’s not just about spending the money. We are ready to spend the money but we have to find players who will improve our team.

“Nobody speaks about the performance of Rob Holding today – he is English, he is 20 years old, you should be happy. But I am sorry he didn’t cost £55m.

“We don’t speak about the performances anymore and I think that is not right.”

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