With the latest news that both Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla are going to be on the treatment table for at least three months, it is imperative that Arsenal find at least one player in the January transfer window, and it will surely be a defensive midfielder if we are to be serious title contenders.
With Arsenal having to do without our excellent young midfield general Francis Coquelin for at least three months, and knowing Arsenal that time period will keep being extended, the January transfer window can not come quick enough for us Gooners.
Stubborn is a word that Arsenal fans have often used to describe our long serving manager so it was no great surprise to hear Arsene Wenger talking about his belief that there is enough strength in depth in the Arsenal squad to be able to cope with the injury picked up by Francis Coquelin at the weekend.
I know this rumour from the Daily Star is extremely unlikely but I simply couldn’t resist such an alluring headline! We all know that Arsenal should be looking for a new defensive midfielder to give some competition for Francis Coquelin in midfield, so I can understand Wenger considering a move for Sven, who is definitely in the same mold as Le Coq, but I simply cannot see any reason why the Gunners would be looking for a more attack-minded player like Lars.
We are now 10 days away from the official re-opening of the transfer window, and clubs have been working hard to get deals in place early. Arsenal are yet to complete an agreement to sign any senior players as of yet, but we do appear close to one or two…
Well when I say the latest, there have been Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a move for the Borussia Dortmund and Germany international star Sven Bender before, but those were in previous transfer windows and nothing ever happened, at least not that we know of.
Many Arsenal fans have long held the belief that some clubs are `more equal than others´ in the words of George Orwell. Whereas the Gunners and other English clubs often seem to get the rough end of certain decisions in the Champions League and Europa League competitions, some seem to always seem to get the rub of the green from UEFA officials.
I am not sure if you have heard this one before Gooners, but some people think that Arsenal could do with signing a world class central midfielder, a player with defensive discipline, high work rate and the power to battle Premier League opponents. Oh I don’t know, maybe someone like Patrick Vieira perhaps. I seem to remember the Gunners doing quite well when he played for us.