"A lot (of the trouble) was created by my own situation".
Bordeaux, a club Mendy was desperate to join, have since moved on and signed someone else, while Saint-Etienne are still hovering, but can only put together a loan with a view to buy, which Leicester don't want. "The trend has always to come from the team".
Ahead of the first game, Wenger was asked if this would be his most hard season and responded in agreement, praising the work his side's main rivals have done with their transfers.
The Gunners start their Premier League campaign at home to Leicester on Friday night as they look to end a run of just one win from their previous seven opening-day fixtures.
They also got the better of London rivals Chelsea to win the Community Shield.
Burnley - It was a decent season for it last time, but this one will be far tougher and it hasn't signed the quality to keep its status in the Premier League.
Former United forward Hernandez was let go by the club permanently in 2015, moving to Bayer Leverkusen for only £7.3m when Louis van Gaal was in charge of the side.
Other doubts for the game are Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker, who did all train yesterday, and Shkodran Mustafi along with Laurent Koscielny who is still suspended after his sending off against Everton last May. Gabriel and Santi Cazorla are definitely out.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal is "not super optimistic" that it will be able to keep hold of star striker Alexis Sanchez beyond this season, according to reports.
After going into last season as defending champion, only for a close shave with relegation to cost manager Claudio Ranieri his job, Leicester is targeting stability under Craig Shakespeare.
However, another new intake Kelechi Iheanacho, who injured his toe in the match against Borussia Monchengladbach is set to make his debut alongside with Harry Maguire and Robert Huth. Making things worse are injuries to Danny Drinkwater and Vicente Iborra, the latter a new signing from Sevilla.
"You know he's injured, he needs time to recover, he's not ready to play tomorrow", Mourinho said.