Emirates Stadium boss ready to spend if the Gunners are not among the front runners.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will be ready to bring in more new recruits in January, if Arsenal are still struggling and underachieving by then.
“But it depends who is in the market and how well we do between now and December. If we have good results and the players have developed well, then numbers-wise we have a big squad.” Wenger continued.
“Today I had 20 players in training and four are still out injured.”
According to French sources Arsene Wenger is ready to make significant moves in the January transfer window should Arsenal not by that time be pushing for a spot back in the top four.
Currently the North London club sits in tenth spot, some six points off Champions League qualification and the signs are that big moves will be made in order to make sure that at the very least the Gunners secure a top four finish this term.
Wenger is apparently in talks with Lyon in relation to signing playmaker Yoann Gourcuff but the Arsenal boss apparently prefers a loan deal in January, something that the Ligue 1 side is almost certainly likely to turn down. The French international is valued at around £20m and could be considered the type of player who could replace Cesc Fabregas in the long term.
The 25 year old former AC Milan man is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League side after a relatively average 18 month stint at the Stade Gerland and the pursuit of the player may be helped by the fact that former Arsenal defender Remi Garde is the Lyon boss.
Arsenal are also continuing to pursue Lille midfielder Eden Hazard and his team-mate Moussa Sow. The pair were instrumental in helping their side to their first domestic title in over 50 years and if by January Rudi Garcia’s side are unable to keep up their hopes of retaining the title then perhaps a move is all the more likely.
Senegal striker Sow is known to be a player that Wenger rates and the fact that Marouane Chamakh is said to be on his way out at Arsenal and that out on loan back up players Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela are unlikely to return to the Emirates Stadium then a move for the 25 year old forward may well make a great deal of sense.