Arsene Wenger is hardly well-known for buying players in the winter transfer window, in fact he said last week that he would rather it was banned, as we have heard him say every January! But we have heard him say every year that the League Cup is purely for giving his kids experience, but this season is obviously different..
For a manager who hates the January window we have already seen the arrival of that Greek defender and Arsenal have already sold Francis Coquelin. It has been also confirmed that talks are ongoing over Theo Walcott’s future and Matthieu Debuchy has made it clear he wants out as well and of course we have the Alexis Sanchez saga.
And now today Wenger has confirmed that he is far from finished his trading, as he was asked in his press conference if there could be some more arrivals this month. “I don’t rule it out – at the back, in midfield or up front.” he responded. “We are in the market and we are active.
“But I don’t want to give news that I cannot confirm. Things change very quickly.”
I personally think that this means that he isn’t going to announce the departure of Alexis Sanchez until he has made sure he has secured a top, top class replacement for the Chilean. With the profit from the summer’s dealings plus the cash from Coquelin, Walcott and Sanchez he can surely afford a player in the 100 million-plus bracket. Are we all excited that we could all be getting a belated Christmas present from Wenger?