Wenger defends transfer strategy

Arsene Wenger has moved to defend Arsenal's transfer strategy amid a perceived striker shortage in the squad.

The Gunners were linked with big-money moves for Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani, but Petr Cech was the only transfer-window arrival.

Following news that Danny Welbeck could miss up to six months through injury, Wenger has faced fresh criticism for failing to sign any reinforcements.

However, Wenger maintains that there was a dearth of attacking options in the market and insists he is happy with his squad.

"In the end the solutions were not what we wanted. We looked but you have to find an efficient solution," he told reporters

"Look at what happened on the transfer market and it tells you there is a shortage out there. The solutions we had were not convincing at all.

"I am confident that we have enough quality and cover. I’m confident we can score goals, I have no worries about that.

"The players we have know what they need to do. They have ability, they have ambition and we need to stand behind them."