Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reveals that he failed to sign a new striker last month because none were available, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
The club have been struggling to pick up a good run of results since the start of 2016 as they drop further behind in the race for the Premier League title.
Since the turn of the year, the Gunners only managed to register one league win as they have drawn three and lost another one.
The Gunners, who drew 0-0 with Southampton in their latest round of fixtures, have now dropped to fourth on the table, five points behind leaders Leicester City.
Wenger was urged to sign a world-class striker since the start of the January window, but failed to do so as he admitted none were available.
“If you knew a world-class striker who could have strengthened our team, you should have told me before the transfer deadline was over,” he said.
“They do not walk in the street and say “please, here is a world-class striker, can you take me?” They are all at big clubs and are under contract.
“There were none available. If tonight we think a miracle man could have scored the goal for us, I think it’s better we think how can we score the goals with the players we have. We can score goals, we have shown that before.”
The Frenchman was denied three points in the latest round of fixtures due to a number of sensational saves from Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster despite creating a host of opportunities throughout the match.