Arsene Wenger wants to add some players to his Arsenal squad, and Ivan Gazidis has indicated that there is money to spend. Nothing has happened so far in this transfer window, however, and Wenger is known to dislike the January window. He seems to be very fussy about who he brings in, and if the players he wants are not available, he does not want second choices.
There could be a way round these issues, though. By taking a player or two on loan, Wenger would not risk being stuck with somebody who didn’t cut it in the Premier league, and we may end up finding a player who fits well into the Gunners team without spending big bucks.
The two positions that we really need to boost is the striker and defensive midfield role. The steel has been lacking in our midfield since Abou Diaby got injured against Chelsea in September. Diaby made his return this week for the reserves and could play against Man City tomorrow. The Frenchman adds another dimension to Arsenal, but he cannot play in every game. If we brought in a loan sihning for that position, he could take some pressure off Diaby, perhaps playing against the lesser sides, and could prove to be a massive help.
The player I am thinking of is the 20-year old Barcelona player Sergi Roberto. His chances at Barca are limited because of Busquets and Song, but he is very highly regarded at the club and by Spanish football journalists. Real Madrid also have a player knocking on the door but unable to break the dominion of Ronaldo, Benzema and Higuain up front.
Alvaro Morata has gor all the ability but is stagnating on the Madrid bench. Should Arsenal be talking to the Spanish clubs about getting these promising young players for the rest of the season?