We all know that the transfer window is currently shut, but the fact is that Arsene Wenger is desperately short of defenders and should be at least looking around to strengthen in that area as soon as possible, despite Wenger moaning about the lack of available defenders in the summer. He said: “There is not a lot on the market and if you look at the other clubs, they had exactly the same problem. If you went anywhere, everybody is looking for defenders.
Is Cazorla’s lack of consistency a concern? by KJ
This season is going brilliantly and to criticise it could be considered nit-picking, but in a game where one simple counter attack or one simple pass or a reckless tackle can change the outcome of a game, it does seem appropriate to strive for improvement or in our case – refinement.
Arsenal fans do not expect a lot from Nicklas Bendtner, after years of frustration. Most of us expected the Denmark international to be on his way out of the club this summer and it appears that Bendtner expected the same. But due to the late collapse of Arsene Wrenger’s plans to bring in another front man, the Gunners boss decided he had to keep hold of him.
He may have had to play second fiddle in the Arsenal team to Kieran Gibbs so far this season, but the Spanish international left back Nacho Monreal has no regrets about his move to the Emirates on the last day of last season’s January transfer window.
There is no doubt that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board will take the news about the Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala as a clear endorsement of the Gunners way of doing things. Our self-sustaining financial model is hust about the diametric opposite of the way that Anzhi have been doing business since being taken over by the billionaire Suleyman Kerimov less than three years ago.