A report in the Daily
The Gunners were the only side in any of Europe’s top five divisions not to sign an outfield player this summer (via Metro) meaning goalkeeper Petr Cech was their only acquisition despite apparently having funds available to strengthen (via Express).
Arsenal were linked with a number of top strikers throughout the window – with both Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema and PSG’s Edinson Cavani both touted as marquee signings – but Wenger failed to move to bring anybody else in before Tuesday’s 6pm deadline, the Express goes on to report.
However, the Daily Mirror is claiming that Arsenal could have made an offer for the Uruguayan international, but opted against it as they felt he had no re-sale value.
Known for being cautious in the transfer market, The Mirror claims that Gunners fans are annoyed, but not particularly surprised.
Though Arsenal do have a strong squad, they’re lacking depth in a number of areas and could struggle once the season gets into full swing.