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Despite breaking the club’s transfer record for the second time in six months, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has disclosed that he did not achieve all he planned during the January transfer window.
He acknowledged that they had limited defense options, which was associated with the fact that his move on West Brom’s Johnny Evans did not work out.
January was a very busy month for Arsenal as they had a lot of transactions and signings during the transfer window.
The new additions to the team includes Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan who was swapped with Alexis Sanchez. The Gunners also succeeded in convincing Mesut Ozil to sign a new deal at the club.
There was also an addition of PAS Giannina’s Konstantinos Mavropanos for the defense but it is reported that he is not ready for first team yet.
On their end, they sold Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud, Francis Coquelin and Mathieu Debuchy, in addition to giving out some young players on loan.
According to TeamTalk, when asked if he got everything he wanted from the transfer window he said,’ “Everything? No. What I wanted to do, we have done. I couldn’t do everything. I wanted to do more”.
He however revealed that he was happy with the entire transfer while also acknowledging that they will find a way to solve their defense problem within the club even if it means everyone putting in more efforts.
“Our defensive numbers aren’t good enough”
“We need strengthening because we have to improve our defensive numbers to make the top four. I will adapt to the difficulties we face and must see how the idea I have works” he stated (via TeamTalk).
What is your take on Arsenal’s transfer deals in Januray? Who should they have signed, and who should.