Arsenal fans should forget the January window by DN
With the January transfer window fast approaching and the usual injury problems piling up, the Arsenal fans are (as usual) hoping that Arsene Wenger will be bringing in a new striker and a new DM to bolster the squad in the push for this season’s Premier League title, but Le Prof has made it clear why he didn’t buy anyone in the summer.
Wenger said: ‘First of all, when you listen to people it is most of the time to calm anxiety for the fans, it is reassuring to have a big name come in, you are under pressure to get a new name.
‘But you have to look who is in the squad. You need competition. Competition exists if the numbers are not too short or not too big.
‘When the number is too big , there is no competition anymore and goes against the interests of the team.
‘If a player is number 26 in the team, he needs three players to die before he has a real chance to play.
‘That has an impact when he comes in the morning. He is down and he takes something away from the team.
‘When the number is too short he thinks “no matter how I am I play” and that is not good as well. I felt we have the right number.
‘Society today always wants something new. We have news every half and hour, or every minute.
‘You need to announce something new. But let’s not forget that football is as well about cohesion, about stability and that goes a little bit against the demand of what people want.
‘Cohesion is an under-rated factor now in our society because there is always a demand for something new.
‘But it’s more difficult because people are better informed today. They know more straight away.’
So Gooners, we have to change our philosophy to match Wenger’s. If we buy new players then what do we do with them when we enter the last six weeks of the season with all our players fit? In fact Arsene probably doesn’t mind our injury problems because it gives him a chance for one of our experienced backups or academy players to impress and maybe attract some big offers in the summer.
Most of us have become reconciled to the fact that Wenger has no intention of buying anyone in January, so let’s all just lie back and forget about it then if he DOES suddenly buy someone, it’s a bonus!