The problem for Arsene Wenger during this January transfer window is likely to be the same one that Arsenal fans have been hearing for years, lack of availability. The Frenchman has said over and over again that he will not sign any players for the sake of signing someone, although the current injury situation in the Arsenal midfield may well have been behind the imminent transfer of Mohamed Elneny from Basel.
The transfer window is yet to kick into top gear, but signings appear imminent, and we thought we’d give you a brief update of the latest reports and speculation.
Mohamed Elneny is firmly expected to be announced as an Arsenal player in the coming days, and Arsene Wenger has reiterated that thought in his press conference today.
It was only yesterday that we heard about the latest Arsenal transfer rumour involving the search for a possible player to cover for, and compete with, the likes of Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta, and Francis Coquelin of course when he is fit again after his injury lay-off.
If Arsene Wenger does what most people in the football world think he needs to do and signs some players in the January transfer window to boost the Arsenal squad that is under serious pressure from the growing injury list, then surely a defensive midfielder will be at the top of his transfer wish list.
Is there some charity match on in Paris today that the Arsenal manager has offered to referee? If not then Arsene Wenger being pictured on a flight to Paris yesterday is certainly an interesting development as the summer transfer window draws to a close today.