Arsene Wenger has finally addressed rumours which have linked him with a last-gasp move for one of Europe’s most coveted strikers.
The Arsenal manager has been relatively inactive during this month’s transfer window with only one player, Cohen Bramall, brought in so far.
Even so, various rumours have still suggested that Wenger is considering pulling off a late marquee signing in a deal which would be similar to Andrey Arshavin’s arrival in 2009.
However, the Gunners boss has dismissed claims by Spanish outlet Diario Gol which linked him with the acquisition of €60 million-rated Real Madrid star Karim Benzema after the striker was supposedly put up for sale by the Spanish club’s president.
“He is linked with us because he is French and maybe there is a bit of noise that he could leave Madrid,” Wenger was quoted as saying by Sky Sports
“But there is no need for us to buy any strikers. On our front, we have a big squad and don’t need to buy.
“I believe that numbers and quality wise we have what is required.”
Wenger’s belief in his current options in attack was justified on Saturday as Danny Welbeck scored a brace before Theo Walcott grabbed a hat-trick in a 5-0 victory over Southampton.