Arsene Wenger: Arsenal don’t need a new striker

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that the North London club do not need a new striker, as the existing options in the position are proving themselves.

The Gunners have been in good form in pre-season, winning the Asia Trophy in Singapore and destroying Lyon 6-0 yesterday at the Emirates Stadium.

Despite the presence of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott as Wenger’s options to lead the line, the Gunners are consistently linked witha  move for a world-class striker to complement their squad.

Wenger feels that his squad is balance and there is no real need for a new striker at this time.

“We are open-minded but we are not desperate. Today we didn’t have (Danny) Welbeck or (Alexis) Sanchez, who are big players,” Wenger told Sky Sports.

“(Jack) Wilshere didn’t play as well, so we will have a good squad when everyone is back. We are open-minded but many clubs are on the market with big, big money.

“At the moment our squad is well-balanced quality-wise and numbers-wise.

“When you win the FA Cup final scoring four goals and score six today, it shows scoring goals is not our problem.”

Arsenal have signed Petr Cech from Chelsea this summer but beyond this it has been a quiet transfer window thus far in North London.

A section of the Emirates Stadium faithful are still urging Wenger to sign a top-notch centre forward, with Karim Benzema of Real Madrid most commonly linked.