Arsène Wenger has promised Arsenal fans that he will be entering the January transfer market, but insists that only the very best injured players will be targeted by the London giants.
The Gunners, who currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, and are facing the very real possibility of exiting the Champions League at the group stage, are perhaps just two players short of being able to compete for the title, but Wenger is adamant that only the most fragile and injury-prone will be welcomed at the Emirates Stadium.
He said: ‘Currently we’re without some key players, but most of them should be fit again before Christmas. Of course, given that those injured include Walcott, Wilshere and Rosicky, it’s expected that they’ll be injured again by new year’s day. So it’s quite clear to everybody that we need to strengthen the squad with the very best injured players money can buy’.
When asked about potential targets, the 66-year-old replied: ‘There were those who thought we should have gone in for Danny Ings, and given that he’s out for the rest of the season, he does look like a natural fit for Arsenal. I don’t think many people would argue that Luke Shaw would not be an upgrade on Monreal, especially given that he’s chronically injured.
‘I’m just throwing names around, but there’s a lot of good names available right now’, the Frenchman added.
Arsenal take on Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League this week, knowing that a defeat would see them depart the competition’s group stage for the first time since 1999.