Arsene Wenger always plays his cards close to his chest, but he has revealed that he expects to be involved in a lot of transfer activity once the window opens on New Years day. Arsenal fans are expecting some quality additions as well as the departure of some unwanted or unused players such as Santos, Djourou, Arshavin and Chamakh, and it will be interesting just how much the Arsenal board have really allotted Le Prof to give the team a boost in this crucial season.
“Yes, I will be busy. I don’t feel under pressure to name names, because you (the media) find them on your own.”
Arsenal should be able to compete better with other top clubs next season, if Ivan Gazidis is to be believed, but that will be wasted if we fail to qualify for the Champions league next season, as we will lose money and struggle to attract the best players if we are not in the top competition.
Wenger is looking for players who can help to ensure that we finish in the top four, and possibly help us to end our trophy drought. Although, we need to get past Swansea next Sunday to stay in the FA cup. Wenger has faith in his players, but is aware that we are at the mercy of an injury or two, while needing to add some goals and some steel to the midfield.
“We have the potential to be in the champions league with what we have. We are open to strengthening the team, but the difficulty is to find what strengthens us.”
I am sure that Wenger has some specific players in mind, and hopefully he can work some magic in January.
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