Tuesday, 11th February, 2014

Arsene Wenger refused to blame Arsenal's relative lack of winter signings for the ripple effect that yielded last weekend's thrashing.

Liverpool eased to a 5-1 win against Arsenal, who only managed to sign an injured Kim Kallstrom in the whole of the January transfer window.

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Their defensive failings were hugely exposed at Anfield on Saturday and Wenger was, unsurprisingly, quizzed on his transfer efforts today.

The Gunners will welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium tomorrow, and when asked if he would look back on January with regret, Wenger told a press conference via his club's site: "No.


"I don’t believe that on Saturday it was the players we missed in the transfer market who would have saved us.

"We have been very stable defensively until now and anyway we would not have bought defenders, so I don’t think [after] any defeat you can come out with remarks like that.

"What you have to consider is how well we have done until now. We are in a fantastic position with this group of players, so let’s come back to our normal level."

Wenger also revealed striker Yaya Sanogo has a chance to make his comeback from a back injury, having last played for the Gunners in late August, with Arsenal next in action tomorrow night against Manchester United.

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