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Arsene Wenger has dropped the biggest hint that he may not sign a striker this summer.
The boss has been in the market for a striker but appears to have given up on the search, instead opting to deploy Sanchez up front.
Wenger insists Sanchez can play as a striker this season and believes the squad is well stocked in that department.
‘Is Sanchez a long-term solution through the middle? I think yes. I think it is worth to try as he has the quality to go behind,” Wenger said.
‘On the flanks he uses a lot of energy by chasing back and I would like to use his energy sometimes a bit more efficiently by going behind the defenders as he is a good finisher. ‘He has similar qualities to Luis Suarez. He is technically top.’
Wenger also stressed the club has a lot of options in attack and is prepared to look inwards instead of spending outrageously.
‘I believe a club like ours is focused on giving chances to the players we develop in our own club.
‘We have a few strikers who have a chance but if we find the right players we buy. But if you ask people ‘give me names’ they just sit in front of you — it is not that easy.
‘We have Olivier Giroud, Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Chuba Akpom, Danny Welbeck and Yaya Sanogo who is still here but is injured at the moment — the players we buy have to be better.’
This would come as bad news to Arsenal fans who were hoping the club sign a quality striker this summer that could push us towards winning the league title.