walcott injured

Arsene Wenger has partially explained the reason behind the club’s delay in securing a deal for a new centre-forward.

Danny Welbeck’s injury in May added to an already accepted notion that the Gunners desperately needed another striker this summer.

However, after failing to land Jamie Vardy or Gonzalo Higuain, Arsenal appear to be struggling to seal the acquisition of Alexander Lacazette before the transfer window ends on August 31.

According to Wenger though, there is no need to worry even if nobody is signed.

“We have Sánchez, we have Walcott.” he said. “Yes [we will be fine] because our finishing last year was of a worse quality than the year before and we had the same players.

“That means that it’s a bit cyclical. I think it’s linked with the fact that we had as well some players out for a long period last season and hopefully we will have everybody available for much longer this season.

“We were the highest team in expected chances created. We were the highest team in quality of chances created in the final third. And we were not at our level in the finishing qualities and I think that’s where we want to improve.

“If you want to make everybody happy, then just buy 20 new players and everybody is full of hope until the first game starts and then we’re back to reality. What makes you win a game is the quality of the performance and the quality of your football, and you have to focus just on that. There is always demand for new, but new is just new.

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