Alexis Sanchez moved to Premier League rivals Manchester United earlier this week. A horrendous error from Germany worldwide Antonio Rudiger, who scored an own goal to bring the two teams on the level was enough for Arsenal to score another and seal a final clash against Manchester City in the finals of the Carabao Cup with 2-1 victory on aggregate.
"Let's be realistic", the Arsenal boss said.
"As I said before, I would be very happy to continue with the current players and would be happy if I get new players".
Conte has been manager at a time when Chelsea have significantly reduced their net spend in successive transfer windows as they raise money to buy players through the sales of other players.
"Willian is out though, doctor (has said) he be having a scan to evaluate the injury but hopefully not serious". "Somebody once told me that at Arsenal you are never more than five minutes away from a crisis".
"We lost a great player in Alexis Sanchez but when a team doesn't know what's going on in the dressing room there is less clarity and focus on performances".
"They made us work for it, I felt that in the first half there were psychological and tactical reasons for us not expressing the quality of our game". Nacho Monreal headed powerfully goalwards from a corner, which then took a double deflection off Marcos Alonso and then Rudiger, leaving Willy Caballero flat-footed in the Chelsea goal. "For sure, I don't have a big impact on the transfer market". It was little wonder the goal threat was so lacking from a side that won the Premier League last season.
It is the nature of Arsene Wenger's recent years at Arsenal that next month's Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley will be billed by some as being either Pep Guardiola's first trophy in England or Wenger's last.
In this post we'll brief you through the, four semi-final fixtures. We know we have to deal with it now. Even in this case we go from one cup to another and we have to look forward.