McLintock suggests why Wenger has been quiet in the transfer market

Arsenal legend Frank McLintock has offered an explanation as to why he feels the Gunners have been relatively quiet in the transfer market.

Former Arsenal player Frank McLintock told talkSPORT why he feels Arsene Wenger has been quiet in the transfer market this summer.

Wenger has done a good deal for Petr Cech from Chelsea, but hasn’t backed up the arrival of the Czech with a high profile signing.

McLintock has explained that the resources are in place, but has suggested that there is a main reason that the Gunners boss hasn’t been able to make many more high profile signings.

“I think the players are very scarce at the moment, I’ve never known it to be so scarce, there are hardly any players about there – I think the money is there and, I hope I’m right, I think they’d go out and do it because Chelsea will be just as difficult to beat again this year,” he told talkSPORT.

What McLintock’s comments don’t explain

What isn’t explained in the ex-Arsenal defender’s comments is why Liverpool have been able to sign someone like Christian Benteke, while Manchester United have made key signings in the form of midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger.

What those deals show that if a club has money then even if a player isn’t officially available, there is the potential to tempt selling clubs into negotiations.

What’s more likely is that Wenger is sticking to his belief that he won’t pay more than he feels a player is worth and he won’t sign anyone he doesn’t feel improves on the quality he already has in a key position.

Whether that’s a belief which guides Arsenal to the Premier League title is doubtful and a lack of success would create very familiar frustrations to a lot of the club’s fans.

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