Wenger can’t find a defender! by JN
Arsene Wenger has openly admitted that it is a very big risk for Arsenal to finish the season without another central defender, but says that they are very difficult to find in the January transfer window.
He told the official Arsenal website: “It’s a market that is very restricted, that players who can strengthen the best 10 teams in Europe, you don’t find many and it’s the same for everybody,”
“We are a big attraction, of course we are, but if it was easy we would do it straight away.
“Of course we have made enquiries and then you have a second handicap of who wants to sell their best players, especially a central defender, in the middle of the season.
“They say, ‘OK, come back in June or July and maybe yes’. We can [cope] but we have now lost Debuchy, who could play centre back… Gibbs as well has been out, of course if we have another injury or two we will struggle. It’s risky. It’s too risky.”
Okay we can all accept that it is difficult to buy top top top players in January, but what we CAN’T accept is that you sold Vermaelen and sent Jenkinson off on loan without getting in any replacements LAST SUMMER, when it is supposedly easier to secure your targets. You took a massive gamble, and lost massively.