No-one’s coming! by DN
Just like all long-suffering Gooners, I am used to being extremely disappointed when the transfer window closes, but I have to admit that I really believed that Arsene Wenger would be spending big this January. With the amount of long term injuries we have right now (and don’t even try to persuade me that Danny Welbeck or Jack Wilshere or whoever will be back in the next few weeks), and how close we are to actually challenging for the Premier League title, I was imagining a big money arrival to give the players and fans a boost ahead of crucial month ahead.
But yet again we’ve only seen the arrival of Kim Kallstrom (oh sorry, wrong name, same position!) to cover for the 10 midfielders we’ve got out injured. Elneny now has to pack up his life in Switzerland, move to England, get to know all the players and the Arsenal system and be ready to face Chelsea next Sunday. That should be easy yes?
We really needed a Premiership-proven midfielder and preferably a striker as well, because we know that Theo Walcott will be getting injured again very soon, and even if Welbeck does come back, will he beat his record of four goals scored in one season? No!
The reason I’m moaning now is that Wenger has made it clear that he will not be buying any more players in this window. He said today – “We are always open to the exceptional occasion of course because it can be a long-term exceptional opportunity that we would take. But at the moment I expect our last 10 days to be quiet.”
I really hope that Wenger is just telling his usual porky-pies to keep the media guessing, but from previous experience I am sure he is telling the truth….