It is almost that time of year again Arsenal fans! The christmas and new year festivities will be over, the decorations will be down and the second half of the football season will be upon us. So this is the time for Arsenal fans to grit their teeth and get ready for a month of impatience and frustration as we wait for Arsene Wenger to sign the player or players that we think Arsenal need.
Last year was just about the worst ever. Kim Kallstrom, Arsene, really? What was he thinking? Of course, now that we have proper transfer funds available and the manager has seen his midfield and defence ripped apart by injury problems, we are expecting more this time around.
A good centre back and a central midfielder are the bare minimum that most Gooners want, and expect the boss to already have offers ready for. But to see his latest statement on the matter, reported by Arsenal.com, maybe we should lower our expectations and go into hibernation until the end of January.
The Frenchman said, “There is a need there but the right opportunity has to come up. To buy [just] to buy is not what we want to do, but if the right opportunity comes up, we will do it.”
What? No man, you have to go out there and make some offers, rock some boats, do something FFS.
He went on, “If you look at the number of games some players played, and the injuries we have with Wilshere, Ramsey and Arteta, we are a bit short at the moment in midfield.”
And the defence? No mention of the fact that Koscielny is only just back and that his ankle ligaments could flare up again at any time. And is the fact that we defended like a primary school girl’s team without him not edging you towards a decent defender?
I do hope that Wenger is just playing it cool but we have suffered before and I have a nasty feeling creeping over me. I wonder if Kim Kallstrom is still available…