Arsenal were famously the only Premier League team not to buy an outfield player in the summer transfer window, despite fans clamouring for Arsene Wenger to buy some cover for the strike department as well as a new beast of a defensive midfielder as cover for Francis Coquelin.
But it seems Le Prof was surprised that the club as been hit by many long term injuries, although absolutely nobody else was, and he has finally agreed that we are “a little short”. Yet again the fans may say his is the understatement of the year and it would be hard to disagree but this is what Le Prof actually said yesterday: “We are open-minded. We are not the only ones who can decide about the speed of the transfers because we have to adapt to the availabilities and the speed of negotiations and the willingness of clubs to sell. We are open to do something because we are short.”
If Wenger can find suitable transfers in January, they are guaranteed to be MUCH more expensive than they would have been in the summer so it will be painful for Wenger to have to put his hands in the Arsenal coffers, but the fact is that if we are to sustain our title challenge we will need at least two reinforcements, and we will also have to pray that no more of our stars get injured over the festive period.
Can you see Wenger really spending fortunes in January? Or do you think Wenger is just stringing us along as usual?