Gunners did manage to bring in a new left back however.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the North Londoners came very close to signing one ore player on transfer deadline day.
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The Gunners did manage to bring in defender Nacho Monreal from Malaga on Thursday to solve the club’s problem at left back after first-choice Kieran Gibbs suffered a thigh injury against Liverpool the previous day.
However, the Frenchman has now claimed that the club almost brought in one other new face to the Emirates stadium at the last minute, only for them to run out of time.
“We were close to one more signature, yes,” Wenger said.
“It did not happen because of the desires of the clubs to sell or not to sell, it is only linked with that.
“It was not a money problem, it was more a desire from other clubs to keep their players.
“I believe we need two left backs. You cannot play every single game with the same player. We had two before, we have two again now.
“If Gibbs is out for four to six weeks, from six it can easily go to eight [before he is competitive again] and that means two months in a very decisive period. If’s vital to have another left back.”
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