Will Arsenal need TWO replacements in January?

Quite a lot of Arsenal fans still believe that we still need to bring in a DM in January, as Arteta and Flamini are hardly adequate cover for Francis Coquelin, but according to the recent Arsenal transfer rumours we are likely to need at least two more replacements for out-going players.

Arsene Wenger refused to sell Joel Campbell last summer, despite the Costa Rican and his agent doing their utmost to bring him offers, and it was a good idea as our injury problems have meant that Campbell has finally managed to get a run in the First XI. But he hasn’t impressed much and it is now being mooted that he will be sold in January as his contract is set to end next summer.

It is being reported that the two Turkish giants Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are both keen to sign him, and it would appear that Arsene Wenger has a decision to make about his future very shortly.

The other possibility is that we may also need a replacement for another unimpressive backup in Matthieu Debuchy. The 29 year-old has been told by Didier Deschamps that he is unlikely to be picked to represent France at next years Euros if he is not getting regular gametime during the season, and with Hector Bellerin in such fantastic form he is only likely to be used when the young Spaniard is injured.

Deschamps told him a couple of weeks ago: “Mathieu Debuchy is in a position where he is playing very little, when he does play, look at yesterday’s result.

“He has a decision to make in December or January. He hasn’t lost his quality, he’s playing very little.”

It’s not just Matthieu that needs to make a decision, it has to be sanctioned by Arsene Wenger, and he is unlikely to let either player go unless he has a replacement lined up to replace them, which is never very simple in January……

Tags Bebuchy Bellerin Campbell


  1. BabyPlease says:

    Listen Baby Please

    If Debuchy leaves, bring back Jenkison
    If Campbell leaves, depends on who is available from Ramsey, Walcott, Oxlade, Welbeck and Alexis in January. If all are available we don’t really need a replacement. If we need one we can bring back Akpom

    1. G-Rude says:

      Which of those can be a backup for Coquelin?

      And Jenkinson is on a year loan and is not allowed to be recalled.

      1. jermaineBryan says:

        We should only let debuchy go if we get a fee of 8m plus. He could do a big job at a French top team eg marsielle.

        In terms of a replacement we could make chambers 2nd choice for this season and add another young CB or versatile defender

  2. Jazlon says:

    I don’t get this ”debuchy aint good enough” my a##s man…..he endured a terrible start for arsenal, two major injuries and lost his place to bellerin. Im sure if he was fully fit he’d give bellerin a fight….. He aint got pace and flair like bellerin, but remember his early performaces, he was good defensively and has good experience, he even played emergency CB at one stage like can bellerin do that no? no

    I love bellerin I think his one of the hottest rising youths in Europe, but I think the debuchy bashing is deluding really….

    anyway, theres rumors that Theo might return early? that would be damn good in my opinion…give alexis rest for 3 games and bring him on here n there for 10 minutes, coz I think a front three of giroud,theo,ox can suffice, until alexis is back firring. Unleash alexis against Olimpiacos and City..

    Thing is, it might take time for ox and theo to reach full fitness and recover properly…here’s to hoping…

    Just need 3 positive results ( 3-0 vs Westbrom) ( 2-0 vs Zagreb) and (4-0 Bayern vs Olimpiacos)

    By that time ramsey,theo and ox should be in the frame…

    Cant wait for arsenal football to return…

    Glad ozil and coq got some rest….we need them at 100%


  3. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    It’s won’t be easy to get a top quality replacement for the RB Debuchy, would it? Sagna is playing well regularly for Man City and France now. I think it”ll be better if Arsenal hold on to Debuchy and continue to give him game time more often to keep him in top shape&form. Let the Boss start him for WBA on Saturday and starts Bellerin for Zagreb on Tuesday night. I think the Boss will need to sign a top quality left back if he’s re-converting Gibbs as left winger which he should if he’s to find an adequate cover for Sanchez within his squad. The Ox is another option for LW cover. IMHO. I think it’s better to leave Campbell as RW cover for Wilshere when he’s back to action and Ramsey as another option for ADM to Cazorla. But strongly, Arsenal MUST look into their striker options in January if Walcott and Welbeck continue to be suspectable to picking up injury. Giroud alone may not be abled to lead the line without adequate stable cover when the cover is needed to deploy. We are crediblely challenging for the title now. And that challenge MUST not be allowed to derail as a result of lack of adequate cover&option.

  4. GoonAR says:

    I wouldn’t get excited for transfers this January. Unless I see it on arsenal.com or Sky Sports I’m not even going to bother with the “rumors”.

    I think there’s a possibility that Campbell and Debuchy could leave but I would bet on only one of the two leaving.

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      I doubt that wenger will let either of them go in January, unless of course a big enough offer comes in for them.
      The main reason being that it is highly unlikely that wenger will sign anyone in January, As all our injury prone players should be back in action around that time.

      1. admin says:

        As always…
        LANS players every January (Like A New Signing!)

    2. jermaineBryan says:

      We should keep both we need to keep the squad thick n strong to challenge

  5. arsenalkid1970 says:

    We need six new players to replace 8 that will go in the summer. As for MF I still think he has 2 more years and is a good bench player. We some of our loan players back and jenkinson is one of them

    1. vince says:

      agree, flamini is decent. can do a job, also cover for right and left back. brings passion and we don’t lose with him in the team. (at least since he has come back so far.)

      next window we will need to bring in a bunch of players , but that s then. question is, if we will get everyone back around xmas. heard ramsey, ox, a bit later walcott will be bacl and wilsh before xmas. would be a great boost to the second half of the season.

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