Arsene Wenger updates Arsenal fans on search for new striker

Arsene Wenger tells fans that Arsenal are working hard to sign a striker before the transfer deadline

Arsene Wenger has reassured Arsenal’s fans that the Gunners remain on high alert in the summer transfer window as he looks to further bolster his squad.

The Gunners have been linked with a host of top players in recent weeks but have thus far only signed midfielder Granit Xhaka, defender Rob Holding and striker Takuma Asano.

Wenger has made no secret of his desire to bring in a new forward this summer after Arsenal’s failed bids to sign Jamie Vardy and Alexandre Lacazette were reported in the media.

Despite the Premier League season drawing ever nearer, Arsenal are yet to bring in any more players as they prepare for their opener against Liverpool on 14 August.

And the Arsenal boss updated fans on his search for new signings after watching his side thrash Viking FK in their penultimate pre-season friendly on Friday night.

Speaking at his post-match news conference, Wenger said: “It’s not the prices, it’s the players. At the moment I’m focused on the players we have.

“We do not have to panic but we are on alert in the transfer market so that we can make the right move when the opportunity comes up.

“The money is never a problem if you have to pay what is requested. The price of a player is down to four ingredients. One is the talent, two his age, three is how much you expect him to improve your team, and four his resale value.

“If he ticks all four boxes then the price is not that important. You have to find the player.”

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Arsenal finished second in the Premier League last season, 10 points behind champions Leicester.

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