Arsene Wenger in no rush to add striker to Arsenal squad

first_img1 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits there is no desperate need to add reinforcements to the Gunners’ attacking options.Earlier this week, Gunners director Lord Harris said Wenger has the funds at his disposal to sign almost any player in the world.Having been linked with a host of strikers all season, Wenger said prior to the Emirates Cup that he would rather look within his current squad to add more goals and – after hammering Lyon 6-0 on Saturday – he once again backed that stance.“When you score six goals you don’t have a desperate need (for a striker),” he said.“We scored four goals in the FA Cup final, we create chances and score goals. We are open-minded, everybody is in the market and many clubs have big, big money.“It is not mathematics, there is a logic in the game and that means that everyone is playing for each other, every game is different but I still say that we are open-minded but we are not in desperate need. We did not have (Danny) Welbeck or (Alexis) Sanchez available, they are big players.“Many players scored goals and it is in the continuity of what we did at the end of the season and in pre-season as well. We have shown again that we can score goals, that is what people expect from us.”Wenger has also backed Mesut Ozil to enjoy his strongest season as a Arsenal player to date.The German World Cup winner has only shown his ability in patches since moving to the Emirates from Real Madrid two years ago.But the 26-year-old shone in the demolition of last season’s Ligue 1 runners-up, scoring once and setting up two more, and Wenger said he hopes for a strong showing from his record signing in the upcoming campaign.“Yes,” the Frenchman said when asked if this could be Ozil’s best season at the club.“He missed the whole first part of the season last year and came back to his best level in the second part of the season – hopefully he can deliver a whole season now.“He had a difficult start but slowly he has won over our fans and feeling the reactions in the crowd, he has their support.“We have more cohesion than last year at the same period, everyone has a better focus. Last year was a post-World Cup year and some players came back mentally exhausted, hopefully we can take advantage of that.” Olivier Giroud last_img

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