Arsene Wenger does not expect to make any more new signings until he has first called his bloated team, and will not raid the transfer market just because Arsenal lost to Stoke.
The North Londoners succumbed to a 1-0 loss at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday night, with many supporters calling for reinforcements in the wake of the unexpected result.
However, Wenger has no plans to let that game affect his plans this summer and distanced himself from any immediate deals, suggesting his squad is far too big to bring in any new faces at this step.
“I expect to sell players first, you know, that’s all, I expect some players to go because we have too many players and it’s not manageable. Many clubs are in this situation that’s why the transfer market is quiet. So we have 33 players at the moment. That’s too many players!
When asked if he would make any signings, he continued: “I am not after a game like that just in a transfer mode.
“We are more disappointed than straight away thinking about buying players tonight.” – Wenger explained at his press conference afer the loss to Stoke, where PSG loanee Jese Rodriguez marked his debut with a goal.