Even if, and I do not for a minute think that we will be this lucky, the injury problems picked up by Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez during the draw at Norwich turn out to be minor, and they are able to play for Arsenal again soon, I firmly believe that our chances of winning the Premier League title this season hinge on the January transfer window.
We have already lost Francis Coquelin for the next three months and anyone who thinks that there will be no more injuries picked up by the Arsenal squad in the coming weeks and months is set to be severely disappointed. Even covering the players that happen to be on the injury list in January is not enough.
If this season has taught Arsene Wenger anything then I hope it is that he should expect and plan for having players out of action rather than cursing his luck every single bloody season. If only the club had some money sitting in the bank!
Well the manager is just going to have to make do with the £200 million or so that he had left from the last transfer window. Do you agree that this window and Wenger’s use of it are vital to Arsenal’s title hopes? And maybe to Wenger’s future as Arsenal manager?