After Arsenal clinched their first trophy in almost nine years, Gunners supporters were expecting a big summer of spending to get the club challenging for the Premier League title once again. They were treated to the blockbuster signing of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez earlier this summer as Wenger swooped to complete a £32m deal, whilst Newcastle right back Mathieu Debuchy also arrived for £12m as a replacement for Bacary Sagna.
Yet whilst the fans are still looking for another centre forward, Wenger says that he isn't interested in adding another striker, and will instead focus on his back line.
"Up front we don't need any more, maybe I will still bring in one centre-back," said the Frenchman. "I will bring in a goalkeeper for sure and we are still out there to strengthen our squad. You do the deals when it is possible, this time we could do it early and I am very happy with what I have done until now."
The addition of Sanchez will of course provide an injection of quality for Arsenal, but signing another striker should still be a priority for Wenger. Olivier Giroud struggled to cope with the work load on his own last season, as Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo failed to offer any sort of help. Bendtner has now left the club after his contract expired, and Sanogo still looks too raw to make an impact.
Therefore, it seems foolish for Wenger to completely ignore signing another striker. Sanchez and the returning Joel Campbell can of course play there if needed, but neither are natural centre forwards, and could struggle if asked to play there regularly this season.
Arsenal's pursuit of Loic Remy suggests that Wenger was still looking to add another striker, so this could be some classic bluffing from Wenger in order to land a target without other clubs hijacking the deal - just as Liverpool have with Remy. Arsenal fans have to hope that this is the case, because without an out-and-out striker to give Giroud some respite, Arsenal could struggle to challenge the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, who will all have greater depth in attack.