Barcelona star Gerard Pique bemused by Arsenal's transfer policy

Wenger's lack of spending infuriating Arsenal fans
Wenger's lack of spending infuriating Arsenal fans

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan got more than he bargained for when he asked Barcelona defender Gerard Pique to join his club.

Broadcaster Morgan has been a regular critic of manager Arsene Wenger during Arsenal's often strained bid to keep pace with the Premier League's title hopefuls.

Despite consistently qualifying for the Champions League, title charges either fade away or fail to materialise and fans such as Morgan are dismayed by one point from six at the start of this season.

Joining in a question and answer session with Barcelona's Pique on Twitter, Morgan attempted to boost Arsenal's depleted defence and he was offered up a swift responseL

Pique, 29, started his career with Manchester United and has a deal with Barca through to 2019.

Wenger - who has three centre-halves out and has been fielding the inexperienced Rob Holding - has been linked with Shkodran Mustafi of Valencia and Southampton skipper Jose Fonte.

Asked last week if he expected to sign a defender before the transfer deadline, Wenger simply replied: ''Yes.''