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John Hartson backs Arsenal’s lack of activity in the summer transfer market

first_imgFormer Arsenal forward John Hartson says he ‘totally understands’ why Arsene Wenger didn’t buy a striker in the transfer market. The Gunners boss was panned for the club’s lack of activity this summer, and supporters were left outraged on Thursday with news that Danny Welbeck had undergone knee surgery and will be out for a ‘period of months’.Arsenal have made an unconvincing start to the season, having scored just three goals in their opening four games, raising questions about their ability to challenge for the Premier League title. The club was linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema all summer but a deal never materialised, leaving goalkeeper Petr Cech as their only summer signing. But Hartson has backed the Frenchman’s decision, telling the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Why would he buy just for the sake of buying?“Why would he just add numbers to give himself a problem and put players on the bench and pay them astronomical wages?“I totally understand why Wenger has not bought. The Danny Welbeck situation is unfortunate now he has to go in for a knee operation. You look at Liverpool, and how much did they need Danny Ings? They signed him for a free, but what’s the point, Danny Ings has hardly kicked a ball for Liverpool. “That’s not the way Wenger works. He protects the club’s money, he doesn’t just go out and buy bang-average players. If you’re going to get into his team, you’ve got to improve it and you’ve got to be better than what he’s got. “We’ve all criticised Arsenal and would like to see them be a bit more active in the transfer market – he hasn’t been. He’s won two FA Cups on the bounce and they keep finishing in the top four. They’re not as strong as Man City or Chelsea, but Arsene Wenger keeps producing and keeps building teams. “He’s not going to buy players just to add the group. You’ve got to bring in players that are going to enhance the team.”last_img

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