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Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger To Sign 3 In January Spending Spree

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to finally splash the cash this January and has targeted three new players in order to save the Gunners’ faltering season

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Arsenal are linked with big money moves this January.



Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to finally splash the cash this January and has targeted three new players in order to save the Gunners’ season, according to the Daily Mail.

With Arsenal currently sitting in eight position in the league after another disappointing performance during a 3-3 draw with Fulham at the Emirates on Saturday, the Club’s hierarchy are starting to worry about missing out on Champions League qualification and have given Wenger the go-ahead to spend when the window re-opens.

Wenger is believed to have identified three areas that need strengthening; a goalkeeper, a wide attacking player and a striker, and top of the Frenchman’s wish list are Swansea keeper Michel Vorm, Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha and Manchester City striker Eden Dzeko.

The Mail claim Dzeko – who came off the bench to score City’s winner over Tottenham on Sunday – is growing tired of his bit-part role at the club and Wenger is keen to offer him a way out of the Etihad. While a huge fan of Dzeko’s, could we afford his transfer fee and wages? I have my doubts and also question whether the player would leave the champions to go to a club battling for fourth.

However, should we fail to land the Bosnian, Athletic Bilbao forward Fernando Llorente and Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez are understood to be the bosses back-ups. Those two are more realistic targets in my opinion.

Arsenal are also set to make a £9m bid for Zaha but it could take nearly £15m to persuade Palace to sell the 20-year-old, who’s recently been called up to the senior England squad. Zaha fits the Wenger-mold of player far more than Dzeko. Young, un-proven and it will take him a couple of years to establish himself in the first team. No doubt we’re in for the lad but i’m sure we’ll face some stiff competition and in a world where money talks, i’m not sure we’ll be the ones shouting the loudest.

The Mail also claim that Wenger wants a new keeper to not only act as back-up for Szczesny but possibly replace him as No.1 at the Emirates. Michel Vorm has been watched on several occasions this season while Liverpool’s Pepe Reina is also being tracked.

I’m not sure I buy this one. While I feel a new commanding keeper IS required to push Szczesny for the No.1 spot, i’m not convinced Arsene will replace the young Pole after handing him the No.1 jersey.

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So the papers are sure we’ll be spending this January but are we targeting the right areas? A striker is most definitely required, no question, but i can only assume we’re in for Zaha as a replacement for Walcott. Which is worrying. Not only are we likely to lose money on the exchange, we’ll be left weaker as a result.

For me, a ball-winning midfielder should be high on the priority list this January. We’ve looked weak in the middle since Diaby picked up his predictable injury so surely the boss should be looking to strengthen in this department? I’d also argue that we need a versatile defender who can play centre-back as well as left-back.

It’s funny how off the back of three dreadful defensive displays, Arsenal aren’t linked with buying a defender or defensive midfielder?

What area’s do you think we need to strengthen and who should we go for? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Gozman

    November 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Am tired of makin a comment becos our coment don get 2 anywere,we nid a vry gud defencive mifieder a ball winnin mifieder.arteta lack dat quality of a defencive mifielder.

    • Shady

      November 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Sure..we need a defensive midfielder..Wenger should get Wanyama of Celtic before Man u snatches him in January.

  2. chris from Cambridge

    November 12, 2012 at 11:09 am

    It does not matter how any players we buy … if Wenger does no use them well.
    He has one template for how his teams play. Fit into my only formation (like Arshavin and Ramsey on the wing) and that’s it.

    • Goonerboyo

      November 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      Wenger and the board seem to have conspired to make Arsenal a club that plays the margins. We narrowly squeeze last minute into the CL every season, with no prospect of winning. With no prospect either of domestic honours, Wenger and the board have become maters of spending the minimum on mediocre players to scrape into CL qualification. The revenue from which perpetuates
      the cycle and nicely lines the pockets of the board with cash parasitically sucked out for dividends.
      We achieve exactly what the club aims for. This year they will fail and the issue will force change.
      You get the player you pay for and success depends directly on the level of investment. Then there’s Wenger poor judgement in the transfer market, mysterious and mystical team selection and player positioning. Can’t talk about strategy, there is none. Come to Arsenal and ruin your career.

      • Millz

        November 13, 2012 at 12:32 am

        You get the player you pay for? Jenkinson (£1 mil), sagna £6, Cesc £0.5, adebayor £7, pires £6, Freddie £3.5, Diaby £2, Anelka £0.5, plus more I can’t be bothered mentioning. Sure there’s less risk with more expensive players but to say you get what you pay for is garbage. Other teams spend more on players and achieve far less. We can’t compete with the money that the top 3 have. Add that to the fact the clubs wage structure is a complete mess, and voila, the real reasons we finish 4th each season.

  3. Mwenda

    November 12, 2012 at 11:32 am

    1.Versetile Physical defensive midfield & sometime can be used as central defender. 2.versetile striker that is good in dribling & sometime can be used as offensive medfield. class golikeeper.

  4. wambura alex

    November 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

    If this situation persist at the gunners,there is no need of buying strikers or midfielder,insteady wenger has to surrender the team to somebody else

  5. Sajo Manase

    November 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    You are correct Wambura! Wenger must step down now.

  6. God2nz

    November 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    What is with the talk of a new striker, we don’t need one. We have giroud, theo, Lukas, chamak, gervino and all the youngsters (afobe, Campbell etc). We need to sell in January – MC29, SS18 maybe loan AR16 and DENCH, then perhaps buy a replace 4 fabianski as mannone is shite, lastly def mid but we have FC22, DENCH, MA8 and even jack/diaby to play there

  7. hamisuabdullahi

    November 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Arsenal are alredy fail becouse If arsenal they dont buy good players how they are goin to win the trophy,arsenal need many position like standing 9 & standing 4 & other strikers.Like: andry lopez or leorenti or dziko.

  8. Shady

    November 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Wenger go get Victor Wanyama. This is a young and affordable defensive midfielder who can also play as a central defender. This is what arsenal wants. If you let Man U, Chelsea or Man city get him..he will come to haunt you.

  9. Eddy

    November 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Wenger shld go for Baines,mvilla and Dzeko

  10. midosh001.

    November 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Arsenal need defensive blocking midfielder,like wayama,bigila,yann mvilla.

  11. mehedi

    November 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    All We Need is
    a thorough arsenal styled player

  12. kisuh

    November 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    We only look where there is no attention…hoping that Wenger will wave his magic wane and transform these mediocre players into super players. Guess what….Wenger is not the only good coache. Wake up guys….and smell the coffee

  13. geember

    November 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    We need baaines,soldado,wanyama and fellaini

  14. Samtex

    November 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I dnt knw de real problem we have the in house! May be is wenger or board? We nid CS, blocking4, CD &GK.


    November 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Wenger must surrender by himself or be forced to leave by force be4 it is 2 late,and Arsenal as a team must buy a strong defensive midfielder and one sharp striker if the mgt wants 2 see back the glory days of the inviciables.

  16. basil

    November 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    we do not need a replacecemant for walcott but we need a defensive medfielder, better be wanyama.we also need a good striker

  17. happisoul

    November 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    cheap cheap arsenal go cheap…hahahaha

  18. Ashenafi

    November 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I’m sure if a talent striker isn’t buy arsenal will out of champions,plus midfielder…

  19. Oni taiwo

    November 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Wenger need 2 buy defensive mildfeilder. And sharp striker.

  20. senator joe

    November 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    .we need a defensive midfielder..Wenger should get Wanyama of Celtic before Man u snatches him in January or m’vila , he is perfect for the job but the problem is arsenal chairman can’t buy b/cos he is there to make profit

  21. Mike T

    November 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Left back and defensive midfielder are the absolute key spots Arsene should target. Surrendering 2 2-0 leads in a row suggests that we need help. With Giroud, Walcott, Podolski, and Cazorla, and Arteta and Wilshere we have options foing forward. While another striker (solid left winger) would be nice, I believe the goals are there. We need to tighten up in the midfield and at the back.

  22. nico

    November 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Debouchy, m’villa, benzema….

  23. vince

    November 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    DuNno why y’all r jes makin a hell of nose”buy dis, buy dat”. Our problem is Arsene wenger n his policy. HE shud leave d club nw b4 it’s too late n d only way dis is gonna happen is wen d Fans Protest 4 his eviction. #Period!!!.

  24. Gideon Agbebi

    November 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Wenger should go for a defensive midfielder probably Yann M’villa, a world-class striker, central defender and he should grant Walcott’s wishes. My fear is would Arsene Wenger listen to our heart-cry? He is diplomatically defiant to fans’ pain all over the world.

  25. wolex

    November 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    We have many options at the front like Podosky, Giroud and Walcott the issue is that they’re bn used out position. Arsenal need one sharp striker, a natural winger that can cross and dribble very well and make passess corectly, a powerful defensive midfielder with good tackle also a utility defender.

  26. Fatty

    November 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Befor we can started to be dictating let we fans be protesting that we dnt need arsen wengar and d greednes board. We dnt need arsen wengar anymore…

  27. Taiwo oriyomi

    November 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Arsenal should buy dzeko,fellaini & baines by january

    • Goonerboyo

      November 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      So there is a consensus, wrong players lack of investment, loss of philosophy and no direction, on and off the pitch. This said, it’s our club! Onwards and upwards, we will keep expecting, c’mon u Reds!

  28. shamsu

    November 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    arsenal need top players likee: polcao, loreinte etc, not unexprience players.

  29. Sherry len wahab

    November 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Please arsene please leave our dear arsenal please or change your philosophy please

  30. piac

    November 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Walcot should not be sold, please tell that volture of a coach to replace quality players whenever he sell one.Song,v pesie,clichy name them, where re their replacement,Giroud is below average

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