Arsene Wenger confirms signing Another Striker
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is likely to sign striker in the summer transfer window in order to compensate for the injury suffered by Danny Welbeck.
The England international suffered yet another major knee injury – just a few months after coming back to the first team – in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City. He has been ruled out for the next nine months, thus forcing him to miss the upcoming Euro 2016. Welbeck was an excellent form in the few matches that he played this season. The injury leaves Arsenal short of forwards and almost no real alternatives for Olivier Giroud.
Giroud finished the campaign with 16 league goals, but four of those goals came in the last two games. He went on a rotten patch for a few months and it has been seen as a huge factor in Arsenal dropping out of the title race. Wenger says that everyone at Arsenal is personally devastated by the news about Welbeck’s latest injury. Since the player is going to spend the next nine months on the sidelines, Wenger says that the club will consider this as being out for the entire 2016-17 campaign. Meanwhile, Arsenal are likely to get back Jack Wilshere in a strong manner and the England international is set to be included in the squad for the Euro 2016.
"Will I sign a striker? That's a good question. We need to think about that. If a player is out for nine months you have to consider that it is for the season. So we will be short of strikers. We are all devastated and very sad and personally when I say we are very sad the whole team is thinking like that. It's surprising news.I thought he would miss the Euros and that was bad but to be out for nearly a year and just come back and get news like that,” said Wenger.