Arsene Wenger says he could consider going back into the transfer market in January in a bid to help maintain Arsenal’s recent good form although he has also been keen to stress that the main way he wants to develop the side is from inside the club.
After years of frustration, Wenger finally brought in a recognised star in Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil on the last day of the summer window and the German has undoubtedly made a huge impact, a fact reflected in the Betfair prices for the Gunners winning a trophy this term.
Ozil’s sheer class has helped bring the best out of the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud and has shown the fans what a difference a top player can make to the team.
This has led to further pressure being put on the boss to repeat the trick in January but the Frenchman is keen to play down the speculation, although he hasn’t ruled out making a few moves.
“I don’t rule it out. I don’t rule it out at all, but saying that I don’t want to encourage more speculation,” he told the club’s official website. “We have just come out of a transfer market that has been very agitated, so let’s not go into the next one today.
“Transfers are not the most enjoyable part of the game. For me the most enjoyable part of the game is to watch the team play football, to win the match and produce good quality football.”
There have certainly been a number of big names linked with the club and it would seem foolish for Wenger not to add to certain areas if he is to ensure his side remain competitive in the second half of the season.
Most important would be bringing in a striker to compete with Giroud, who himself has admitted that there needs to be alternatives to him if the Gunners are to succeed.
His French international team-mate, Karim Benzema, has been mentioned as a possible option and the arrival of another world class star from Real Madrid would undoubtedly further shorten Arsenal’s odds on Betfair of winning at least one trophy this term.
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