There will still be plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours in the football media over the next few days but unless Arsene Wenger has a massive change of heart or he was telling fibs in his press conference today, the only new players we can expect to see at Arsenal are the two young Nigerian prospects.
The Frenchman was unusually forthcoming about his transfer plans and after being able to give a very positive update on the Arsenal injury situation the boss declared that the quality of players and the number of options available to him meant that the Gunners have no need of any more transfer business before the end of the season.
In fact his comments reported on the Arsenal website reveal that the only transfer move likely is to be out of the Emirates Stadium as our French international right back Mathieu Debuchy looks set to go somewhere else on loan for the rest of the season.
Wenger said, “Yes, Mathieu might go somewhere but I don’t know where at the moment and that decision haas to be made very quickly now because there is only 48 hours to go. He has much interest in him, but I have a number of people who can play right back so I opened the door for him because at the moment he doesn’t play and has Bellerin in front.
“No, no at the moment as I told you I have 23 players in training, plus two is 25 and unless people go out we are not on the verge of bringing anyone in.
“No, Welbeck is coming back now and Alexis is back, we have Giroud and Walcott. You would not understand again why I don’t play Giroud and play Hernandez so we the quality and the number of players that we need.”
I do hope so Arsene, but I am a little worried about how long it will take for players like Welbeck and Rosicky to hit form and what another injury or two could do to our changes of major trophy success. Is Wenger right or is he taking a big risk?