Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that he may need to make a further attacking addition to bolster his squad after failing to see his side score in their first two Premier League games of the season at home to Sunderland and away at Stoke.
Arsenal’s lack of cutting edge in front of goal so far this campaign has highlighted the absence of Robin van Persie, who signed for Manchester United two weeks ago. Following Arsenal’s goalless draw at the Britannia Stadium yesterday, Wenger told the BBC, “We always felt we were dangerous, but we couldn’t finish it off. We have work to do in the final third.”
Wenger is still confident that his side will still score plenty of goals this season despite the departure of van Persie, “I don’t want to take anything away from Robin van Persie, he is an exceptional player, but I still don’t worry we will score goals with the players we have.” Additionally, Wenger said he is still confident new signings Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud will score plenty of goals for Arsenal despite creating any clear cut chances in the draw at Stoke, “we lacked a bit of understanding with the players in the final third. We have many new players and you can see something was missing.”
The Arsenal manager also added that the North London club are likely to be busy in the next few days, “we are active and there could still be action in the transfer market.” Arsenal have been strongly linked with Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila as a like-for-like replacement to Alex Song, who left the Gunners to join Barcelona for £15 million last week.