Arsene Wenger has reacted to Thierry Henry’s suggestion that big players may not want to join Arsenal.
Speaking on Sky Sports last weekend, in the aftermath of the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool, the club’s record scorer said, “The thing I don’t understand is, we’ve been told that Arsenal are wealthy, that we have money, that we can compete against anyone in the market.
“But when the season starts, we can’t compete in the market. So which one is it? I just don’t understand.
“Are Arsenal still the first choice in England? If a big player becomes available on the market, first of all, can you compete? Can you put the money on the table?
“That’s something we all need to take into consideration. So are we still the first choice in England? I don’t think so.”
But speaking today at his press conference, Wenger played down the suggestion and said there are lots of players out there who want to come to the club.
“I don’t feel that, no,” he said. “We have plenty of players who want to join us. I would say even all the players who left, 99.5 percent of players have asked to come back even when they left.
“He’s one of them! So I don’t think there’s a problem to attract players.”
Here’s a little thing for you now. Watch the video below. Now, whenever anyone says ‘lots of X’, where X = something, like ‘Lots of players’ or ‘Lots of transfers’ (haha etc), try not to use the last line immediately afterwards.