For the sake of argument, let’s assume that Arsenal are going to sign a striker in January. Arsene Wenger often seems to be on a completely different page than the rest of the football world, and we really have no cause to doubt the Frenchman’s superior knowledge at the minute, but I am going out on a limb and assuming that he also thinks that the Gunners could do with some cover and competition for Olivier Giroud.
Arsenal got the crucial and hard fought win they needed at Sunderland, and answered a lot of critics at the same time. It would have been nice if Chelsea or Tottenham dropped points, and they both came close, but at least we didn’t lose any ground and can now put the pressure of the league aside for a week or so and focus on staying in the two cup competitions.
These bring their own different pressures, but they are more isolated occasions, and will provide different challenges. The Gunners are big favourites in the FA cup and heavy underdogs in the Champions league, but Arsenal have proved to be unpredictable this season so you never know what might happen.