Arsene Wenger refuses to discuss transfer moves for Mahrez & Lacazette

Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal will sign a defender
Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal will sign a defender

Arsenal fans start to get a little frantic

There is just over a month until the end of the summer transfer window and Arsenal continue to look a little light compared to their Premier League title rivals.

Arsenal have at least signed an outfield player this summer.

In fact, they have signed three in Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano.

Where is Olivier Giroud’s replacement?

But, Arsene Wenger admits that Arsenal are still in the market for a defender and an attacker with Olivier Giroud’s long term replacement still not found.

Almost all Gooners agree that Arsenal need a world class striker if they are to win trophies, yet Arsenal seem no closer to signing one despite being linked with strikers like Gonzalo Higuain and Mauro Icardi.

On Monday morning, UK time, Arsenal face Mexican side Guadalajara in LA Galaxy’s home stadium: The Stubhub Centre.

“It’s difficult enough”

Ahead of the match, Arsene Wenger has appeared at a press conference.

However, when asked about signing Alexandre Lacazette or Riyad Mahrez, Wenger refused to comment:

“The best way to conclude transfers is not to talk about them, which is very difficult in the press conference! We are on the market but I don’t want to talk specifically about any player because that makes it more difficult for me – and it’s difficult enough.”

Wenger did at least confirm that he expects to sign a defender before the season starts and also said: “We are still on the market for players. [Be it] at the front or at the back – we are on the market. Unfortunately we are not alone.”

“Not many players who really strengthen the teams”

Wenger also came out with an incredible, long winded statement about how it is difficult to buy players as Arsenal manager.

Sounds more like he is manager of Stoke!

Wenger: “If you look at the market in Europe, there’s a lot of money available but not many players who really strengthen the teams. If you look at the teams that spend the most money in Europe, they’re not necessarily the teams that won the championships. The global investment of the clubs around us didn’t stop Leicester winning the championship.”