Arsenal fans have been very quiet in the Transfer Tavern over the last few days, with them not wanting to speak about the transfer window much after their club’s disappointing showing.
Unfortunately the bad news just keeps on coming as Arsenal fans went home in a foul mood after last orders after reading in the Mirror that striker Danny Welbeck will be out ‘for months’ after under going a knee operation.
The news leaves Arsenal with Giroud and Theo Walcott as the only recognised strikers in their squad.
Giroud has failed to convince on a regular basis since his move from Montpellier in 2013, with him showing glimpses of real quality only to follow it up with some astonishing misses and wasting of chances.
The other of those options, Theo Walcott, has only recently had his chance to play upfront – something he has been asking his manager to do for several years.
His goal return has been fairly impressive with him ending last season strongly, and starting upfront in the FA Cup final vs Aston Villa, where Arsenal were excellent. However Wenger still seems to have his doubts about trusting the England forward with the position on a regular basis.
It is clear Wenger has trust in his young players, and at only 24 obviously hoped that Welbeck would continue improve and better his eight goals in all competitions from last season. Which could have maybe be seen as a reason for his reluctance to invest more in his forward line.
However, to further add to the doom and gloom it is reported that Arsenal knew the extent of the England strikers knee injury well before the close of the transfer window.
Which begs the question on all Arsenal fans lips – Why didn’t Arsene Wenger sign a much coveted striker in the summer transfer window?
Arsenal were the only team across Europe’s top five leagues to not sign an outfield player this summer, with their only acquisition being the invaluable addition of Petr Cech from Chelsea.
There will be several spilt pints in the coming weeks if Arsenal do not pick up their performance level after a faltering start to the season, with this news leaving fans livid after already being angry at the lack of summer signings!
Arsenal fans. Do you think you have the strike force to cope with this loss? Why do you think Wenger didn’t dip into the transfer market for a new forward? Let us know in the comments below!