The Gunners boss appears to have a lot of plans up his sleeve!
Arsène Wenger is confident he will be able to sign the Bordeaux forward Marouane Chamakh, a long-term target, under the Bosman ruling in the summer and could rely upon Bendtner to lead the line in the absence of the injured Robin van Persie in the interim. Yet, having been impressed by such players as West Ham’s Carlton Cole, André-Pierre Gignac of Toulouse and the Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor, Wenger is prepared to enter the market this month if Bendtner’s injury appears likely to persist. (Guardian)
So there you have it Arsene Wenger is keen to bring in some attacking talent but of the four mentioned the one player I would really love to see at the Emirates, Gabriel Agbonlahor, is the most unlikely to come to fruition. I don’t see Arsenal considering a move for Carlton Cole simply because he doesn’t have the quality to represent a top four club and of the two French strikers named Wenger has distanced himself from a move for Gignac and Chamakh will probably stick it out with Bordeaux until the summer before taking the best deal on the table which may well be coming from us but I am still not convinced the Moroccan is as good as many would have you believe.
LONDON – Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Rosicky became the latest Arsenal player to commit his future to the Premier League club when he signed a new contract on Monday.
The club did not say how long the contract extension was as the 29-year-old, who returned to the Arsenal side in September after missing 20 months through injury, became the 15th player since May to sign a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.
“The last two seasons haven’t been easy for me because of injuries but I feel it speaks volumes about the club’s belief in me for this to be signed, and I truly believe I have a lot left to offer the club, my team-mates and all the supporters,” Rosicky told the club’s website.
“It’s felt like home since I arrived here four years ago and I believe we’re on the verge of achieving something special together.” (Four Four Two)
I am glad we have handed Tomas a new deal as on his day Czech Republic international is a world beater and if he can steer clear of injury he has alot to offer to the club. The 29 year old’s Arsenal career has stuttered a great deal and its incredible to think that in three and a half years he has only managed 41 Premier League starts.
Although Arsène Wenger wants to move quickly in the transfer market, the Arsenal manager is no closer to bringing in a new face.
For some weeks, the Frenchman has openly talked about the need to buy a striker during January. Speculation was already rife before the turn of the year and has only increased now the window is open.
With two crucial Premier League games coming up in the next few days and clashes against his main title rivals at the end of the month, Wenger recognises he could do with making his purchases sooner rather than later. But, speaking on the eve of the Bolton game, there was little to report.
“Ideally because of the number of games you have in January, you want to act as quickly as possible,” he said. “But at the moment it is very quiet.
“You hear here and there a player is going, but there is always more talk in the media than movement and more speculation than acting.” (Official Arsenal Site)
So there you have it, straight from the horse’s mouth, Wenger wants to spend spend spend. We have shown enough this season thus far to prove we can challenge on a number of fronts and a little more up front and a bit more in the way of depth at the back is probably all we need this January.