Posted on Friday, 11th January 2013 by The Goon
Arsene Wenger is, as we all know, a very shrewd business man when it comes to the transfer windows.
It’s like the Frenchman switches on repeat mode during the months of June to August and January, either claiming the squad are good enough or he will only sign an ‘exceptional’ player if it’s viable through the funds handed to him by the board. And he always waits for the last day of the transfer window to acquire new players, if any.
It’s already day 11 of the winter window and still we are yet to see any new faces at The Emirates. So while it is the norm at Arsenal, the fans will also EXCPECT Wenger to deliver the goods.
But I for one think he is close to finishing all of his business this month.
He has managed to tie down Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere to new long-term deals – so essentially, in Wenger’s eyes anyway, there’s five ‘new signings’ for the club.
All he has to do now is keep Theo Walcott at the club, which he is reportedly very close to doing. If he does this then that’s six signings in total this month, with Walcott shoring up our attacking options
In addition, with Abou Diaby close to regaining fitness, he’ll be regarded by Wenger like a new signing for the rest of the season as well.
Wenger rarely buys anyone in the January transfer window, and I believe this one will be no different.
As far as I’m concerned, the Frenchman has done his business this month.
Hopefully I’m wrong, but I get the feeling I’m right on this one.
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