Don’t even THINK that Arsenal will buy a striker in January!

Arsene Wenger applauds his teamMost Arsenal fans wouldn’t need a crystal ball to predict that Arsene Wenger would not be buying another striker in January, despite our lack of options up front. But we all know that Wenger truly believed that the Gunners squad was big enough and good enough to go for trophies this year, which is why he refrained from buying even one outfield player in the summer.

The Gunners have a veritable army of scouts scouring the world looking for (cheap) talented youngsters to fill the academy, and it seems that only in an utmost urgency will they start recommending experienced ready-to-play First XI players, and so us Gooners should not pay much attention to any Arsenal transfer rumours in the near future.

This is not just my personal opinion as an Arsenal employee has made it clear, just to save ourselves from agonizing in the New Year transfer window. One of the top Arsenal scouts, the former Reading and Leeds United manager, Brian McDermott, said in an interview yesterday: “Generally it’s a good squad. He signed a fantastic goalkeeper.

“The manager won’t spend unless he thinks its absolute necessary.

“The scouting structure at Arsenal is phenomenal.

“We all know who the top strikers in the world are. Can you get them to come? They won’t be available in January that’s an absolute certainty.”

So we will all simply have to hope that Danny Welbeck doesn’t suffer yet another setback in his recovery, and that sick-note Walcott can get through the most of the year unscathed, or Olivier Giroud will be playing a LOT of games in the next 7 months!

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  1. Greg says:

    I doubt it also, that wenger will bring in a striker!

  2. Greg says:

    The big clubs wont be selling their best strikers in january either, only if they are unhappy and wants to leave!

  3. BabyPlease says:

    Listen Baby Please

    Im not concerned about January
    Im only concerned about beating Swansea on a daily

    0-3 COYG

    God Speed to our injured. We salute you and wish you back asap

    1. BabyPlease says:

      The only WC Player possible in January is Isco Maybe but realistically on a daily you rarely on a daily get top players in January on a daily unless they really really on a daily want to leave

      Also, If Wenger wanted to get a striker he would have got one in the summer.

      Even if Welbeck is still injured, I doubt we will sign another striker. More likely to bring back Akpom or Gnabry on a daily.

      I’m not saying he won’t get a player in January on a daily but if most of our injured are back by January on a daily forget about it.

  4. Greg says:

    3 points is a major priority away to swansea, in order to keep up the pressure on man city! Coyg!

  5. wizardry says:

    Why would he spend in January? Let alone on a striker when Walcott has been doing well along with Pretty boy Giroud. I presume Welbeck will be back too.
    But here’s hoping for a signing like The nacho man.

  6. ArsenalGenes says:

    Walcott madafakaer is injured till december.. Who is gonna create off the ball runs now? and what about Ozil zone? is it gonna get smaller?

    1. Lethal Prince 9 says:

      You mean Welbeck is injured till December right?

      1. ArsenalGenes says:

        Welbeck is injured till jan man..
        I wish i could go there and play for them. At least i would create off the ball runs without even touching the football

  7. Rationalist says:

    We’re just going to have to do a lot more of what Wenger has been trying to do recently — and play tactically with the players we have. Wenger CAN absolutely do this and do well out of it. It’s just a case of if he wants to…

    I’m not sure why he used Walcott in the league cup match at Sheffield Wednesday anyway, TBH. AW wasn’t overly interested in the match, Ox had already gone off injured and Giroud was already on the field.

  8. zulazlykamari says:

    1st defender to defend is fullback. i am ok if debuchy is not start.

  9. GoonAR says:

    My hopes of signing a top striker disappeared a long time ago…. it’s just a “Wenger” thing. We have the money.

    Hopefully Joel Campbell can find form and start showing us the player that was at the 2014 World Cup.

    COYG @ Swansea!

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