Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has urged the fans to look past their shortage of new players in the transfer window and support the current squad, according to reports from the Express.
The Gunners faithful were extremely critical of Wenger’s decision to only sign former Chelsea ace Petr Cech, meaning not a single outfield player was brought in during the summer.
And to make matters worse, critics slammed the Frenchman for allegedly lying about Danny Welbeck’s long-term injury before deadline day in order to avoid pressure from fans to sign a new striker.
However, speaking for the first time since the transfer window closed, Wenger has hit back and claimed that there was no easy solution, as the player they were looking for was simply not available at the time.
“I think to support the club and support them team is to stand behind the players,” he said. “It is not always expecting someone coming down from heaven to sort out all your problems. Support is believing in the players in the squad and this is a good opportunity to do that for our supporters.
“You look at what happened on the transfer market at the end of the day and you will see. I can understand everyone’s hope but, if you look at what happened, it shows you that there is a shortage of solutions out there.”
The likes of Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani were both heavily linked with a move to the Emirates, but Arsenal were unable to agree on a deal leaving only Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott as his two first-team strikers.