If the Arsenal transfer rumours are right and Arsene Wenger has made his choice of the striker he wants to sign in the January transfer window, and that choice is the Spain international Nolito, then I fully expect the Frenchman to make his move nice and early.
This not usually Wenger’s way and Arsenal fans have regularly felt like the transfer windows were some slow and unusually sadistic sort of punishment, but this time he really does have to pull his finger out. For one thing there is the small matter of the four Premier League games to consider, with Chelsea and Liverpool amongst them, and our first FA cup game which will probably see us drawn against a strong Premier League club.
With no sign of Danny Welbeck being back in January, Arsenal need all the help we can get and there is another reason for the boss to work fast. As reported by The Mirror, Nolito is apparently ready to leave Celta Vigo but La Liga champions Barcelona are also linked. So we need to persuade him that Arsenal really want him and that the Premier League is the place for him.
Also, if we fail then an early transfer bid will leave Wenger plenty of time to go for another transfer target. So could we see a flurry of transfer activity in the first few days of January?