Arsene Wenger has been asked plenty of times recently whether he would be adding players to the Arsenal squad in January, and his response has usually been along the lines of, it’s too early to say, I don’t want to make any rash moves etc. That seems to have gone out the window, possibly because he has now been promised enough money and has got some players lined up. Wenger has revealed that the economic hard times for the Gunners are about to become a thing of the past, which will be music to the ears of Gooners everywhere.
“We have gone through a period where we had restricted potential, financially. (had, not have)
“(That happens) when you move into the new stadium, but we have come over that period and now hopefully can be a bit more convincing (with transfers and contracts).”
We know that Wenger keeps a United front for the cameras, but the players looked like they had been given some harsh words before yesterday’s game. Maybe Wenger laid a few things on the line to the Arsenal board as well, I hope so. Along with some potential additions in January, Arsenal are in the process of securing the services of the young talent, like Wilshere, with long term contracts.
Wenger believes that the future success of Arsenal lies at the feet of the core of young, talented players who have come through the ranks.
“When a club gives a chance to young players, somewhere the players must say `let’s do it together` because, if you educate players, at some stage fate is in their hands and they must want to win together.”
Wenger may have been having a dig at some of the former players who he educated, only for them to abandon his Arsenal vision, such as van Persie and Nasri.