He told arsenal.com: “Today shows we have plenty of offensive players and strikers. Don’t forget today we were also without Theo Walcott. If you consider the number of offensive options we have, it is quite decent.
“We have Arshavin, we have Walcott, we have Eduardo, we have Van Persie, Bendtner and we have Carlos Vela. To play with Arshavin, Fabregas and Walcott and find the balance is very difficult. Our target is to now find a good balance with the offensive players we have, and that is why we could afford to let a striker go.”