Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hit back at critics after his lack of activity in the summer transfer window.
The Gunners didn’t sign a single outfield player this summer, with Petr Cech being their only notable arrival ahead of the new season.
That in turn led to significant criticism, as many believed that the French tactician needed to bolster his squad to push for a Premier League title this season.
However, he disagrees and explained why he didn’t splash out in the market with the likes of Karim Benzema heavily linked with the club.
“I have made over 300 transfers and every time it’s a decision to make,” he said.
“Do you buy the player because he strengthens your squad or not?
“The solutions we had were not convincing at all. And in the end you do not buy to give one hope you want to buy because the players who come in can help your squad to be stronger.
“Buying and selling is one way strengthen the team but its not the only way.”
Benzema made it clear that he had no desire to leave Real Madrid, while several other targets have also opted to remain where they are.
However, that has seemingly been ignored for the most part with Wenger continuing to have to deal with questions about his lack of transfer activity despite the fact that the Gunners boss in all probability did assess the market and look for solutions.