Wenger Confirms He’s Targeting Two New Players & Hints At Henry Return

By on November 29, 2012

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he wants to sign two new players in January and also hinted at a return for Thierry Henry, according to the Daily Mail.

We’ve endured our worst start in over 30 years, with goal-scoring a particular problem for large parts of the season, and currently sit seventh in the league table – five points off the top-four.

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Many fans have called for investment when the transfer window opens in January and it seems we could get our wish, as boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed he has money available to spend and he’ll be working hard to bring in two fresh faces this winter.

‘This winter we will work very hard because we have some funds available. It could happen that we buy two players, but I cannot reveal the names.”

Wenger is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail

Two players who’ve been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in recent weeks are Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha and Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Chief scouts Pat Rice and Steve Rowley have both watched the pair in recent weeks, and it’s thought Wenger will open the bidding with a £9m offer for Zaha in January, but Palace will do all they can to hang on to the talented 20-year-old.

Huntelaar is out of contract at the end of the season and will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January, but Schalke may be keen to cash-in this winter rather than lose him for nothing in the summer. Former Holland striker Erik Meijer shares the same agent as Huntelaar – Arnold Oosterveer – and he claims Arsenal are favourites to land the prolific striker.

‘According to the information I have, Huntelaar will be gone in the winter,’

‘Arsenal FC are the favourites to land him.’

Meijer is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has also been linked with a return to the club in January. Henry has been training with the squad during the MLS off-season and Arsene Wenger has praised the 35-year-old and hinted another loan spell could be on the cards.

‘A loan [for Henry] is still a possibility, but we will still try to strengthen for the long term.

‘Henry is the talent that you dream to have. He has fantastic physique, fantastic technique, a fantastic brain, all built together in one man. At the start he was not confident enough but he has gone on to show what a great player he is.’

Wenger is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail

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If we could sign Henry on a short-term loan, and Zaha and Huntelaar on permanent deals this January, I will be one very happy Gooner! Personally, i also think we need to add a powerful, ball-winning midfielder to the squad but i’m not convinced Arsene will target that area.

Who would you like Arsene to sign? Get involved in the comments section.

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11 Comments

  1. Daniel goldsmith

    November 30, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I would like to see more attention in the arsenal defence i think we lack experience in that department

    • jd

      November 30, 2012 at 1:18 am

      mrng daniel,i agree they should add more signing,especially left back.but can i suggest they use 3 defender vermalean,kocielny&mertesacker then cazorla,wilshere,arteta,walcott up front podolski,giroud & huntelaar..if tht possible for u sir?

  2. jd

    November 30, 2012 at 1:11 am

    for me..we should sign huntelaar and zaha too.santos probably can be our extra signing too.i would to see in the midfield cazorla,wilshere,arteta,santos. should go for 4-4-2 formation again. huntelaar and podolski up front,we also need new left back such as baines(everton will ask a crazy sum) myb holland new star in making..willem

  3. Mark

    November 30, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Zaha, Huntelaar for sure would be good investments, take huntelaar on the cheap and steal te young talented zaha now-he’s a future star! I also think we need a replacement for santos, send him packing to turkey and take young international willem-going to be a great player!

  4. Phil23

    November 30, 2012 at 2:13 am

    M’vila on the cheap and Holtby for me. An Henry loan on top of that would be heaven. I’d love to be able to see Walcott start games in striker with some solid creativity behind him.

  5. ambundo

    November 30, 2012 at 4:42 am

    i need zaha,hunt and wanyama

  6. Hashim

    November 30, 2012 at 4:54 am

    A striker and an attacking midfielder. But it would only make sense we we get rid of some players as well. Chamakh and Arshavin are the most likely departures. I think Arsenal need to sign Isco and a striker, Huntelaar has been linked to us strongly, but there are other younger options as well who can do the job for the long term. And Arsenal should add to their depth by promoting the reserve players, like Eisfeld, and bring back Benik Afobe, Ryo Miyachi and wellington Silva

  7. vantricee

    November 30, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Zaha is out of it’hunter yes but Fø̲̣̣я̅ me I tink wat we really need is a strong box to box DM so to allow arteta to play his normal game,nd gud lift back who can serve as backup to injury prone gibbs!I tink wit dis players,den arsenal season will kick start!

  8. cisasco

    November 30, 2012 at 7:56 am

    oh arsene we need a left back n a defensive mieldfield plzzz!

  9. Abubakar Saleh

    November 30, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I want wenger 2sing huntelaar.in jenray

  10. Lalia

    December 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I think Arsenal need to sign Adrian Lopez,Étienne Capoue and Leighton Baines to compete in any competition cos they have all the qualities to compete in any competition.I will be more than happy to see Adrian Lopez Étienne Capoue Leighton Baines playing for Arsenal…

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