Unless Arsenal are hit with an injury to one of our key first team players over the next couple of weeks, or until we are judging by the constantly long list of crocked players that the Gunners always seem to have, there is a good chance that Arsene Wenger will allow the January transfer window to close without spending any money apart from the pittance it cost to get the young left back Cohen Bramall to north London.
Whether you agree with the Frenchman or not about the strength in depth he has in the Arsenal squad is another matter, but I can sort of see his point. However, I do have to question his assertion reported in The Mirror that the Gunners do not need a player with the quality of Dimitri Payet.
Wenger said, “I rate Payet but I don’t need Payet because we have so many creative players.”
I beg to differ Arsene, or at least on the subject of Arsenal having enough creative players, because the injury to our Spanish midfield magician Santi Cazorla has deprived Arsenal of one of our two creators in chief, the other one being Mesut Ozil.
According to physioroom.com there is currently no date set for his return and not long ago the club was talking about the end of March, by which time Arsenal could be out of the Champions League and the FA cup and our title challenge could be done and dusted.
That is why I think Arsenal could do with a player with the quality of Payet, although they are obviously not easy to find. But I do not think Payet himself would be the answer after the terrible attitude he has been showing by telling West Ham he wants to leave and does not even want to play for them.
Is that the real reason Wenger is not interested in Payet or do you think he really does believe that Arsenal do not need a player like him to cover for Cazorla?