There is a long way to go and a lot of football to be played before we start to look seriously at what Arsenal and Arsene Wenger might do in the January transfer window. Bugger all would be my guess, but an injury or two as well as the form of our current Gunners could all have a big effect on the Frenchman´s thought process.
Another major factor is going to be the fitness and injury status of our England international forward Danny Welbeck. The former Man United man has already been out since last season and has recently had to go under the knife to fix the recurring knee problem.
As usual, there seems to be utter confusion about how long it will be before we see him back in an Arsenal shirt. Assuming Wenger´s prognosis is correct or even close, then I assume that the boss will think once again that he does not need to sign any strikers unless a `top, top, top´ player suddenly becomes available.
If, as many of us suspect, Welbeck´s return is not going to be until much later, the Wenger may be forced into the transfer market and an early candidate for a move to Arsenal, according to a Metro report, is the young Italian international Simone Zaza. The 24-year old was signed by the Serie A champions Juventus in the summer but they have a wealth of options up front and he is yet to get a game in the league.
An Italian website has revealed that Juve would be receptive and I reckon a loan deal could be on the cards, although it would be better all round if Welbeck can recover before the need to sign anyone arises. How much transfer pressure do you think Wenger will be under in January?