Arsenal boss not hunting for more midfielders

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hinted that he won’t be bringing any new midfielders to the club, reports the Express.

The Gunners have lost Mathieu Flamini, Thomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta this summer. Arteta has joined rivals Manchester City, to be part of the coaching staff under new boss Pep Guardiola. But the Gunners have brought in young Swiss star Grant Xhaka for £35million.

And speaking ahead of the new season, Wenger has suggested he doesn’t feel the need to add to his squad in that department:

“Numbers-wise we are quite solid in midfield now.” Said Wenger.

“Elneny had a big impact when he came here, Coquelin was injured for a long time and is back. Cazorla will come back, Wilshere is back…so we are solid in midfield.”

The defensive midfield spot has been a famous talking point at Arsenal, with many fans feeling like Wenger often overlooks the role. But after the addition of Xhaka, it seems the Frenchman is content with his current midfield options, and has turned any attentions elsewhere.

Arsenal finished 2nd in the table last year, 10 points adrift of Premier League champions Leicester City. They kick off their new season at home to Liverpool on August 14th.

 


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