Posted on Monday, 3rd December 2012 by Iain Culverhouse
Reports over the weekend claimed Arsenal are lining up a shock move for Frank Lampard.
Chelsea ‘boss’ Rafa Benitez has announced the England international will be free to leave at the end of the season. However, I would take this statement with a pinch of salt as the Spanish manager will be lucky to make it past Christmas with his job intact with the way results are going.
Wenger could decide to make a cash bid for Lampard in January and try and pry him away from Chelsea. But, if I’m honest, I very much doubt that the move will come off, especially with Lampard being 34 at the end of the season. I’m not really sure what he could bring to the club on a long-term basis.
Arsenal have been linked with a lot of players, as we are this time every December, and I think this is probably one just to sell some papers as Wenger has a policy of acquiring younger players. And yes he may deviate from that slightly, but I seriously doubt he is going to get a player who potentially has one more season left in him.
Wenger has said that he wants to sign two players in January (not including Thierry Henry) and to me it makes sense for that to be a midfielder and striker. A defender may also be another way to go, but right now I’d settle for Arsenal just playing well again.
I seem to recall doing an article about this, around this time last year, saying that we need a defender, midfielder and a striker and we didn’t buy anyone. So who knows what Arsene has got up his sleeves this year. Let’s just hope it’s not a lemon.
I would like to see us sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Fellaini. For me these two would be superb winter signings for our club. However, I’m not going to hold my breath.
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