Hartson supports Wenger refusing to buy new Ars

The fit is a logical one to some degree – Arsenal have long been linked to Higuain, with interest dating back to well before Napoli signed him.


Welbeck was ruled out until Christmas on Thursday after learning that he required surgery on a knee injury.

After the worldwide break they face rivals Stoke City at the Emirates before a trip to Chelsea, and if they fail to win either of those games supports may turn on their gaffer once again.

Edinson Cavani appears to be Arsene Wenger’s first-choice for a striker after the Arsenal manager was spotted in Paris in the past two days possibly trying to kickstart negotiations with Paris St Germain for the Uruguayan forward.

Arsene Wenger’s side signed just one player this summer which was Petr Cech. A major issue has been their inability to score goals at home, having drawn a blank in five of their last six games since last season, something which Wenger is looking to rectify come the end of the global break. We won the cup past year.

Finally, and I believe this is the most likely, Wenger’s stubbornness is what has stopped the club spending so big this summer.

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In this case it is the lack of a truly top-class striker and depth in the defensive midfield position that stand out.

It is this kind of clinical edge that has been missing from Arsenal during their underwhelming start to the season, and this may just persuade Wenger that the time to act is now. “That’s the trouble already – there’s a few players out and we haven’t got that depth”.

Fact is that as I explained in my previous column, a strong centre-back should have been a priority especially ahead of a very long and tiring campaign. Henry suggested that it is hard to offer something more to the player who is playing for one of the best teams in the world and performing really well.

A lot of Arsenal fans have been critical of Arsene Wenger for the way the Frenchman always sticks up for his players and refuses to criticise them even when it is blatantly obvious to everyone that they have just had a shocker and cost the team badly.


Manchester City spent approximately £160m on new players over the summer, while United also splashed the cash – including £36m yesterday to bring untested teenager Anthony Martial to Old Trafford from Monaco.

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