Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will be active in January transfer window, but only if the existing players don’t recover from their injuries.
The Gunners were expected to bring in some quality players in January, as they are currently struggling in the League and are already 13 points behind League leaders Chelsea.
The French manager admitted that he might bring in new players in the Winter transfer window, but alerted the fans that he might not buy if all players stay healthy.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
There will be very little activity [in general], because all the big clubs want to keep their players, and it will be as usual quiet in the first three weeks and a bit frenetic in the last three or four days.
If everybody is fit and available, we don’t need to go on the transfer market. But we have to consider that there could be a question mark with Koscielny’s fitness and we have to go out on the transfer market.
There is no doubt that Arsenal need some quality acquisitions if they are to have any chance of finishing in the top four, let alone winning the league. The defence needs some strengthening as it is impossible for us to go the full season with only two recognised center backs. Wenger actually made a mistake by not doing that in the summer and is now being forced to play Debuchy at center back.
It’s never too late to rectify your mistakes, so hopefully we can sign a good center back who can challenge and bring out the best in Koscielny and Meresacker. We also need a defensive midfielder as I don’t think the ageing legs of Arteta and Flamini are able to cope with the quality of opposition in the Premier League. We definitely need a dominant figure in front of the defence if we are to solve the defensive crisis the team is currently facing.
The above comments are a bit confusing because even after reading the two paragraph’s, I don’t understand what Wenger want’s to say. However going by the past experiences the boss doesn’t really like to spend in January, but the scenario is different now and spending is a must to save the Gunners season.
Let’s wait and see what our Le Prof does. Will Wenger spend in January?