Back in the summer when Arsenal got off to their worst start to the season in living memory, which was compounded by their worst defeat for a century when Man Utd destroyed them 8-2, Arsene Wenger had a sudden flurry in the transfer market.
In the following days after the defeat Wenger brought in Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker, Andre Santos, Yossi Benayoun and Ju Young Park to strengthen all areas of the team, but Wenger is adamant that the rush of activity had nothing to do with the result against United.
He was directly asked if it was panic-buying after the massive defeat. “No not really,” Wenger replied. “It was more linked to the fact that near the same date we knew Wilshere would have surgery, Diaby had not recovered, Vermaelen needed surgery and Gibbs was injured as well.
“We felt we could not go on like that, so it was more down to medical reasons than the result.”
If this is correct Arsene, then don’t you think you should have a look at the medical problems that we have at the moment? If anything the situation is worse now than it was in August!
Let’s hope that Man Utd don’t massacre us again……