Wenger reveals reasons behind transfer block
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken out about the lack of transfer movement out of the Emirates in the summer window.
Wenger has stated he did not let Nicklas Bendtner leave the club due to the lack of attacking options at the club, according to the Daily Express.
The Danish striker has been out on loan for several seasons, and this season he was blocked of a move by Wenger.
Bendtner was set to sign for Crystal Palace, but Wenger stopped the move going through.
There are not many options in the attacking areas at Arsenal with Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski, the only main forwards at the club.
Wenger told the press about the Bendtner situation, “I wanted him to stay because I felt we were short up front.”
Arsenal have been linked with several strikers recently and are looking to make a move for a forward in the January window.
The Gunners are looking at the availability of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Juventus’ Fernando Llorente, according to the paper.
Arsenal did fail in their attempt to sign Demba Ba on loan on deadline day, but were only willing to pay half of the loan fee that Chelsea were asking for.