After picking up two points and failing to score in their opening two Premier League games, it would be fair to say that Arsenal have hardly got off to the best of starts this term. Following from that, Arsene Wenger has claimed that he is still looking to bolster his squad with new faces ahead of the transfer deadline.
The Gunners were held to a goalless score line for the second fixture in succession against Stoke on Sunday, with many bemoaning the departure of Robin Van Persie. Even though Wenger has recruited several attacking players in the form of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla, it would be fair to say that the team have yet to gel and this has already resulted in four dropped points.
According to Wenger, the Gunners need to improve their work in the final third. Wenger also stated that there could still be new faces coming into the Emirates Stadium, saying, “We always felt we were dangerous, but we couldn’t finish it off. We have work to do in the final third. We are active and there could still be action in the transfer market.”
Following on from such comments, it will not be a surprise to read that the rumour mill has already been in full flow. At the moment, it would appear as though Wenger is mainly interested in two players, with Rennes’ Yann M’Vila and Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye both supposedly on the radar of the club. In fact, it is looking increasing likely that something could occur in relation to the former, with his current club seemingly encouraging a bid from the Gunners.
Rennes’ general manager, Pierre Dreossi has recently told the press, “For the moment we have three offers. There is even a chance Yann could stay at Rennes this year but now Alex Song has left Arsenal we must say they will reinforce that post.”