Posted on January 06, 2017 by ADMIN

Is Wenger REALLY planning NO Arsenal transfers or being obtuse?

Arsenal fans are used to Arsene Wenger giving very little away when it comes to his dealings or intentions during a transfer window, so we would hardly expect the Frenchman to tell all and sundry which positions he is looking to strengthen this January or which players he has his eye on.

He does normally, however, come out with phrases like ‘we are working hard’ and ‘of course we are looking but it is difficult to find players of the right quality available’. This time the boss is not saying things like that but plainly suggesting that he feels that the squad is strong enough and he is not really planning any transfers, as his comments on the Arsenal website this week show.

Wenger said, “In our club, who is going out? Nobody at the moment. Who is coming in? Nobody. The best way would’ve been to get Cazorla back, to get Danny Welbeck back. Anyway, there is very little hope to find players of that quality in the January transfer market. So the best way to deal with that is to get our injured players back.”

Before the window opened the boss was also reported by Metro talking about his transfer plans, or lack of them.

He said, ‘Of course, because we have Lucas Perez, Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and we have plenty of options offensively.

‘Defensively, we are not in the need at the moment.’

I agree with him about our attacking options, especially now that Welbeck is almost ready to help us. I am not so confident about our defensive options or central midfield though. What if Bellerin picks up a knock for instance? Is Wenger really so happy with his squad options or is he just being obtuse and evasive about his transfer plans for Arsenal this month?

Bob.

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5 thoughts on “Is Wenger REALLY planning NO Arsenal transfers or being obtuse?

  1. SoOpa AeoN

    I think in our heearts we all know the Answer…….. But as humans i guess we have to keep guessing!

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  2. Break-on-through

    I doubt we’ll see any significant signings, at most it’ll be a young prospect. They reckon Bramall’s faster over a 100m than Bellerin.

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  3. Arsenal_Girl

    He has done it before. January with no signing or one bad signing
    I wish he could at least get RB cover

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  4. Wilshegz

    we can manage other positions for the main time, let’s hope we are lucky n dnt get pressed there or lose players in those positions but we desperately need a ball carrier playmaker to replace Cazorla

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