Over the past few years, quite a few in fact, one of the many complaints from the Arsenal fans about Arsene Wenger and his transfer policy was that the Frenchman kept ignoring certain weaknesses in the Arsenal squad while he kept buying the same sort of players.
You all know the sort I mean, the ‘typical’ Wenger player. Even when we were all delighted to see the Prof smash the club’s transfer record to sign the brilliant Mesut Ozil, there was some head scratching as it seemed that what we really needed was a striker, a defensive midfielder and maybe a centre back. Instead the skilful but somewhat lightweight German was added to our other creative players like Cazorla, Rosicky and Wilshere.
Right now, however, the Gunners are very glad to have so many potential number 10s in the squad and we could really do with another. Because Jack Wilshere, contrary to Arsenal reports in the press this week, is not really close to a return from his injury. As reported by The Mirror, the Prof revealed in his press conference today that it would be next month before the England star was ready.
Wenger said, “There is no chance he will be fit before end of December.”
While this is clearly bad news for Jack it could be bad for Ozil and Arsenal as well because the German is one of our stars that has had to play a lot of football this season and the sounds coming from the club was that he could do with a rest.
But who is there to take over? Maybe Ramsey could do a job with Flamini and Arteta behind him or maybe Wenger could use Alexis Sanchez behind the central striker but we are still waiting for those players to be fit, so are Arsenal at great risk of losing another key Gunner to injury?