Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has justified his decision of buying only one player in January, that too on the transfer deadline day by saying it is difficult to buy players in the winter.
The Frenchman said as quoted in the press:
“Manchester United, who did they buy? Chelsea, who did they buy? Liverpool bought. Man City didn’t buy – for one single reason.
“For the top, top, top clubs, it’s difficult to strengthen your team in the middle of the season.”
Every team in this world want to bolster their squad with the sources they have and that is irrespective of summer or winter. For instance, Liverpool desperately wanted to improve their squad and hence they bought two players. Chelsea bought Demba Ba because they needed a striker badly.
It is true that market availability of players play big factor but the notion that top clubs don’t buy players in January because it is difficult to buy is rubbish. Had that been the case, Man Utd wouldn’t have signed Vidic and Evra in winter and Chelsea wouldn’t have bought Torres and Luiz (recent examples) in January and so on.
Wenger chose to remember the market situation of this season only and therefore generalizing it overall doesn’t make sense at all.