Premier League - Wenger: You don't buy someone whenever you don't win

In-depth: Arsene Wenger has urged Arsenal fans to trust him in the transfer market and insisted they must stop dreaming of an instant solution.

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Premier League - Wenger: You don't buy someone whenever you don't win

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger looks on during the game against Leicester City (PA Photos)


Angry Gunners fans chanted for the manager to sign a striker at the end of their 1-1 draw at Leicester on Sunday.

Olivier Giroud is out until January with a broken tibia and Wenger was linked with Loic Remy before he joined Chelsea on Sunday.

They never pursued a deal for the QPR man, though, despite reports of an inquiry.

Instead, rookie Yaya Sanogo started up front at the King Power Stadium but it was Alexis Sanchez who netted the opener, which was immediately cancelled out by Leonardo Ulloa.


And Wenger wants supporters to remain patient despite Monday's looming transfer deadline.

"As long as the transfer market is open it makes everyone dream by thinking the solution is always somewhere but it's not necessarily obvious," he said.

"The solution every time you don't win is to buy someone. We are out there and we'll try our best and you have to trust us.

"You can't think every time you don't win a game there's a miracle man who can win you the game.

"Why did Manchester City not win against Stoke? They have plenty of strikers, football is a team sport and we cannot sell it too much as an individual sport."

And Wenger, who lost Laurent Koscielny to a head injury, insisted the Gunners will keep looking before the window closes but refused to give assurances on new arrivals.

"I have been in England long enough to know I don't want to promise when I'm not 100 per cent," said Wenger, who also admitted Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a minor calf injury.

"It is not unlimited money because that's not the way we manage the club. We will try to make the right decision but we have the resources if we think it's the right player."


Arsene Wenger is right. You cannot go and buy a new player every time your team fails to get three points. Any mega-rich side who does anything close to that, such as the many instances in footballing history where a side have bought a player who has starred against them in the past, end up being mocked and ridiculed.

However, we would love to know why Arsene didn't bolster the blatantly-weak areas of his squad at a more appropriate interval, such as pre-season?

While Olivier Giroud was fit back then, any Arsenal fan will tell you that the side lacked a deadly finisher - a goal-getter to Giroud's more cultured-yet-inconsistent attacking. Alexis Sanchez was a great purchase but questions remain at central defensive-midfield and up front.

Even if Arsenal buy on deadline day, selling clubs now know they are over a barrel. It appears that Mr. Wenger feels one huge piece of business in Sanchez can justify sticking to his guns everywhere else - even when they fire blanks.


Eurosport deputy managing editor Tom Adams has put Arsenal on the clock after watching their sub-par draw at Leicester City. He says they have 24 hours to fix their glaring issues if they are to have any hope of a title challenge. Read that here.

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