I don’t care what anyone says, Arsenal had an excellent summer transfer window with the arrivals of Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding, Shohkran Mustafi and Lucas Perez and we now have a very deep, skilled and talented squad. But there are still many Arsenal rumours doing the rounds.
Looking at our current JustArsenal poll, most fans that voted overwhelmingly think we need a right back or a left back, probably due to Hector Bellerin’s injury, and Monreal’s aging status, with only Gibbs and Jenkinson available as backups. Jenks is lacking in confidence and Gibbs is always linked with a summer move away. But to be honest I don’t think we really need to buy any replacements in January, the summer will be soon enough.
One person who agrees with me is the ex-Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson, who believes that the Gunners have more than enough good players in the squad, but it is up to Arsene Wenger to make the best use of them. When asked about who Arsenal should buy in the transfer window , he simply replied: “Nobody. They don’t need to buy any players. They have a big enough squad and good enough squad to win the Premier League.
“But they need the manager to get the best out of the players, and they need to defend crosses better when they come into the box.
“I don’t think they need any players. No, they don’t need [a striker] – they’ve got [Alexis] Sanchez who’s playing really well, [Olivier] Giroud can come on and score goals, [Danny] Welbeck at some point will be fit again, [Theo] Walcott can play through the middle.
“They just need to get the best out of the squad they’ve got. Arsene Wenger needs to do his job very well.”
But conversely, Wenger does need to get rid of a few players in January, whether on loan or given away for free I am not bothered. One is of course Debuchy, who managed a whole 14 minutes in a whole year before going off injured again. I don’t think he is going to play for us again but I also don’t think anyone will take him off us.
Secondly the other obvious candidate is Yaya Sanogo. He is another one that I think has kicked his last ball for us. Maybe send him off on loan to a lower League side and see if he can score goals in League One or somewhere because he’ll never play for us again. Thirdly Chuba Akpom must go out on loan. He is wasted here at the moment, but maybe he could score in the Championship? Now we have Sanchez, Giroud and Lucas in the striker role, he’s another one that is not gong to play at the moment.
Lastly I would suggest sending Jenkinson out on loan again now he has recovered from his injury. Now we know Gabriel can cover for Bellerin I think Jenks is currently surplus to requirements.
What do you think?