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Wenger Confirms He’s Looking To Buy A Striker In January

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he’s looking to sign a striker in January but insists he hasn’t spoken to Thierry Henry about a potential return.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he’s looking to sign a striker in January due to Gervinho going to the African Cup of Nations but is yet to decide on whether to bring Thierry Henry back to the club.

With the January transfer window less than six weeks away many fans have been calling for another striker to be brought in to the club. We only really have Olivier Giroud to rely on and Gervinho will be off to the African Cup of Nation in the new year so we could certainly do with some reinforcements up top.

It looks like we might get our wish, as speaking at his weekly press conference ahead of this weekends game against Aston Villa, Wenger has confirmed he’s in the market for a striker this January:

“We are looking maybe at a striker, because Gervinho goes to the African Nations Cup,”

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Reports in recent days have suggested the boss might try and bring legend Thierry Henry back to the club for a third spell. Henry has been training with the rest of the squad to maintain his fitness during the MLS off-season, but Wenger has insisted he’s yet to speak with the 35-year-old over a loan move.

“I just spoke about that because people asked me,” he said. “I said I don’t rule it out because he’s in good shape but I haven’t made up my mind yet.

“I haven’t spoken to Thierry about it. I just answered a question honestly that I have not completely decided how I will sort it out in my head.”

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As I’ve said previously, I’m all for Thierry coming to the club on loan again but we MUST sign a striker on a permanent basis as well if he does. We can’t rely on Giroud for the whole season. Wenger clearly doesn’t trust Chamakh so let’s ship him out in January and sign someone who he will play. Then if Henry comes in as well, great.

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



  1. yakubu m.odah

    November 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Wenger should buy striker even if henry is coming on loan,the most important thing the money is their to spent I wish him luck

  2. Solomon alexander

    November 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I think wenger should buy a good striker in january if he want to remain in top 4,which is wenger perority or he want our dearly team to play in eropa cup next season.

  3. John Odhiambo

    November 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    As much as we love Henry, I dont think Wenger should bring him as a cover for gervinho. We need a striker on permanent basis and me I would go for Huntelaar as he is availabe on the cheap.

  4. Dom

    November 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    We have many strikers, we just need to sign a player similar to Giroud in that he holds the ball up and is a quality goal poacher. This player will replace Chamackh and Henry will fill in for Gervinho. We need to bring in Isco in my opinion, Rosicky is ageing, Nasri is long gone and we need some versitility on the flanks. Isco in my opinion could be the answer. I think depth is also important. Address all of the above in January and we could have a cup winning side by the end of the season and will have a good enough squad to compete with the likes of Chelsea, Man City, Man U, Barca, Real Madrid, Beyern etc…. In all competitions.

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