Saturday 24 March 2018

Wenger in transfer u-turn

Arsene Wenger confirmed yesterday that he is keeping an open mind on whether to bring in new faces in the New Year.

"If we find the players who can give something more to the team, we will do it," Wenger said.

The statement is markedly different to an interview he gave in November, in which he said: "My policy is to stick to the squad I have, we will not be in the market."

The U-turn suggests Wenger has accepted that his squad needs strengthening. He has already announced that the club have signed 18-year-old Japanese striker Ryo Miyaichi.

Meanwhile, striker Nicklas Bendtner is confident the club can end their trophy drought this season. "We have a great chance in the Carling Cup, which I hope we will take full advantage of. It looks positive," he said.

Bendtner has recovered from a groin injury but has yet to start a Premier League game this season. He said: "I want to get back to 100pc, get back into the squad and take my chances when I get them to prove I should be there."

Irish Independent

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