With Arsenal having to do without our excellent young midfield general Francis Coquelin for at least three months, and knowing Arsenal that time period will keep being extended, the January transfer window can not come quick enough for us Gooners.
We just hope that Arsene Wenger is thinking along the same lines and according to a report in the Evening Standard the signs are looking good that he is. The report explains that the Arsenal boss has already drawn up a list of potential transfer targets, with names like Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon and that unpronouncable Polish guy from Sevilla, who reckons it is too cold to play football in England.
It also goes on to reveal that the Frenchman has already decided who his prime transfer target is and the lucky player that could be coming to play for Arsenal very soon is the Bayer Leverkusen and Germany international star Lars Bender.
We have been linked with this talented 26-year old before, and quite heavily before he picked up a thigh injury that ruled him out of the Germany world cup winning squad last summer. There are apparently quite a few clubs interested in signing Bender but the bookies have us strong favourites and the fact that Leverkusen are struggling down in 8th place in the German table should make persuading him to come to London a lot easier.
If he is a bit reluctant, we can always set the BFG on him can’t we?