It has been reported that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is angered by claims he ‘lied’ over Danny Welbeck’s injury.
Ahead of the Gunners’ clash against Newcastle last month, Wenger said the 24-year-old may return after the international break.
But on September 3, with the transfer window closed, Arsenal announced the former Manchester United forward underwent surgery on his left knee after being unable to increase his rehab and would be out for a “period of months.”
“Whether we have players injured or not doesn’t change the problem, that’s what I don’t understand from the media,” he said.
“First of all I am surprised that people accused me of lying when I was in the press conference on Friday morning, I did not know Welbeck had a bad set back.
“I did not lie to you, I gave you the information I had. I heard late on Friday night that his condition had not evolved as well as we thought it was and he had needed specialist and needed further investigation.
“Apart from that, if we did not find someone [to sign], we did not find them.”