Arsene Wenger says he could still bring in an “exceptional” acquisition
The Arsenal manager has been heavily linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.
Speculation has continued over Benzema’s future in Spain after La Liga expert Graham Hunter admitted Real would be obliged to accept a big-money offer, because of their current debt levels.
Wenger is preparing to mount a serious title challenge on the back of finishing third last season and winning consecutive Fa Cups.
He was talking in a press conference leading up to Arsenal’s match with West Ham and says he would still bring in a big signing if the opportunity arises.
“At the moment we do not have Sanchez, not Welbeck, and when these players come back we feel that we have the needed striking force” said Wenger.
Manager’s outlook for upcoming season
The Gunners have brought in Petr Cech from Chelsea for £10million – a team they defeated for the first time in 14 games, to win the Community Shield last weekend.
Cech’s arrival will provide a huge boost defensively for the Emirates Stadium club and Wenger hopes his side will hit the ground running, unlike last season.
“I’m motivated to start well, one of our targets is to start strong, we’ve had good preparation and that should give us needed confidence.
“We won the cup last year, we finished third in the league so our target is very high. We want to win the Premier League” said Wenger.
Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne