It is coming Arsenal fans, and I am not talking about Christmas day, Hannukah or the winter solstice for you pagans out there. The event that is on some of our minds is the January transfer window. Last season it was a disaster, with an injured Kim Kallstrom on loan when we needed so much more.
This season will hopefully be a lot better, not that it would be difficult, and with an even harder injury hit season than last time the manager must agree. We were in a lot better position at this time a year ago and the Frenchman has already accepted that the defensive side of the Arsenal squad needs strengthening.
Arsene Wenger has proved that he is willing to spend big money but now he needs to prove that he is willing to spend it on more than just attacking players. We are heading in to a vital period for the club and this is no time to mess about. The right couple of transfers now could make all the difference. That’s why a lot of fans want a Hummels, Godin, Varane or Howedes.
At the same time, the Premier League experience of someone like Ashley Williams, Ron Vlaar or Winston Reid might pay dividends and reduce the risk of settling in issues. Maybe a promising young player like Van Dijk at Celtic or someone doing well in another league in Europe.
What do you think Gooners? Is it time for Wenger to splash the cash and go for a big name? Who is the right defender for Arsenal in January?