Does Wenger mean Hummels as this January Arsenal transfer?

The Annual General Meeting of Arsenal Football Club was today and as usual there were lots of questions raised about the club’s financial dealings, especially the spending on transfers by Arsene Wenger. Even though the Frenchman spent more than ever in the summer transfer window, a year after smashing the club’s transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil, there is still a feeling that we could and should have done more.

And nowhere in the team is that lack of spending felt more right now than at the back. The current situation, with Calum Chambers suspended, Mathieu Debuchy in the treatment room and Laurent Koscielny unavailable due to tendon trouble in his ankles, just serves to highlight the failure of Arsenal to further strengthen the defence when we had a chance.

And the Frenchman has accepted that it has left the squad vulnerable, as reported by Sky Sports, although he does claim that he could not find the right player. Whether that was down to lack of available funds is not made clear, but Wenger also revealed that he intends to fix the situation in the January transfer window.

He said, “I believe we have done remarkably well on the transfer market. I agree we could have bought one more player, (but) we did not find.

“We will try to rectify that, because we are a bit short with the injuries we have (defensively), and overall I think we will rectify that in the transfer market in January.”

Sounds good to me, especially if the player in question is Mats Hummels, who has been the subject of a number of Arsenal transfer rumours from various media sources this week, including the Daily Express with their report that Wenger was preparing to bid £32 million for the brilliant German defender.

So is the 25-year old Borussia Dortmund star the player that Wenger is thinking of and that he sounds confident of getting in January?

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  1. palmer17 says:

    No chance

    1. KickAssFan says:

      No Chance In Hell

  2. dilla says:

    Rubbish. This will never happend in January. No reason why Dortmund would sell their best defender mid-season, especially because we’re playing them in the UCL. Nope, I hate to say it but expect a loan deal guys–its better than nothing I guess. But I’ll never understand why Wenger would jeopardize our entire season by having only 2 CB’s. From now on, we should be sending every player home in a wheelchair from matches, just to make sure they don’t get injured in the parking lot on their way out of the stadium.

  3. lysander says:

    Knowing Wenger what’s the point of buying Hummels if he’ll play him as left back.

  4. fred cowardly says:

    Wenger may buy a Hummer but not Hummels

  5. KickAssFan says:

    When someone says, “I will TRY to”, there’s no certainty there and nothing is guaranteed. But if there no “try” in the sentence, like “I will rectify…”, then it’s certain that the person indeed will, with no sense of probability, do what the person has said.


  6. Tope says:

    How has your entire season been jeopardised when we are not even up to half the season.i am not trying to say he is done well concernimg the defence but even a new cb could have also been injured by now.

  7. Invincibles49 says:

    Well what you are saying is ” Dortmund will sell their best Defender in January and Arsenal will splash 40mil in January” .. Admin read it again and again till you start laughing. Then bang your head hard against your arse.

  8. Thando says:

    Wenger pays big when under-pressure and i do see us getting a classy cb/dm player,who will it be?we dont know

    1. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

      keep dreaming

    2. jermaineBryan says:

      Nicholas nkaulou would be an excellent signing he has been one of the top performing cb in Europe so far this season. He also plays cb/dm so would be a good signing arsene has wanted this guy for a while and now is the perfect chance to get him. Marseille have never been known for demanding a big fee so we could get him for less than 17m.

      Alternatively we could spend big on a cb with world class potential and ever improving. Insert aymeric laporte. This lad has bags of potential he is better than zouma and arguably equal to varane and is still only 20. He is a cb by trade and he can play left back so would be great for balance.his release clause is roughly +30m and we could get him for around 25-30m.

  9. IceBergKamp10 says:

    AW:”There’s not much between Arsenal & Chelsea”…….LMFAO
    AW:”I believe we have done remarkably well in market. I agree, maybe one player. We will try rectify that in January”…………Who’s fault ?
    & before AKB brigade lashes on me :
    Sir Chips: “Don’t doubt who calls the shots at Arsenal Football Club. It’s not the board, it’s not the fans, it’s Mr. Arsene Wenger.”

    1. dilla says:

      Sir Chips is right about that one. This club is definitely NOT run by the fans . That would be blasphemy. Whoever heard of fans running a club.

      Seriously tho. Are we under a democracy or dictatorship at AFC? Now I’m not so sure

  10. Honestly i cant see this happening although i would pray for it to happen. We may buy a player but not of Hummel’s caliber simply bcz we will have to compete with the likes of Manchester United . It is very hard for Wenger to win that kind of war bcz he’s economist. Let’s hope for good.

    1. jermaineBryan says:

      Man U are out of the running for hummels they are now after shaw cross or vlaar,rudiger

      Hummels said he wouldn’t leave for big money playing for ateam that doesn’t suit his style.(Man U play a back three and are probably the team that would ofer him 250k)

      He would be around many Germans in London and we play a similar formation to Dortmund with many of his fellow internationals. Imagine we send50- 60m to Dortmund which would get us hummels and rues. We could even through Campbell in the deal as he needs game time and has good potential Dortmund would definetly be intrested.

  11. john0711 says:

    I would like to point out two things ,the first is we need two players not one, AW is basically saying no DM
    And secondly he will spend around 10 mil and it will be a third choice CB
    Too many muppets on here happy with 4th

  12. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    Wenger should try and get an agent to negotiate his own transfer

  13. eloaking says:

    I won’t be surprised if Wenger comes up with another loan deal for another useless player. If he couldn’t find a defensive player in the summer, how is he going to get one middle of the season.

  14. sabelo says:

    I would much like us to spend money on a player that will actually feature for most of the season not someone who’ll link up with Diaby in the medic room, Hummels is a great player but his recent injury record is definitely not what we need.

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