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Bendtner Injury forces Wenger into Market
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is now being forced to dip into the transfer market to sign a new striker after bit-part forward Nicklas Bendtner suffered an injury after celebrating his late goal against Cardiff City on New Year’s Day, according to the Metro.
The Danish international came off the bench in the 88th minute to score the first of his side’s two goals but will now miss at least the next two weeks with a sprained ankle.
Wenger will now be forced into the market after Bendtner’s injury was added to the misery of losing Olivier Giroud to a similar injury against Newcastle and will miss the side’s FA Cup third round tie against Spurs.
Gunners Join Race For Matic
Arsene Wenger has thrown his hat into the ring to sign highly sought after Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to talkSPORT.
The Serbian international is currently being monitored by a number of Premier League sides Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The 25-year-old has seen his performances in Portugal make him one of the most consistent performers in Europe and Wenger is still keen to make additions to his squad after a series of injuries have left him worried about the state of the club’s title challenge.
Gunners Eye Surprise Berbatov Move
Arsenal are pondering a cut price £2m move for wantaway Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov in a bid to help ease their striker crisis, the ESPN reports.
The Bulgarian has been eyeing a move away from the struggling Cottagers since the summer and Arsene Wenger could hand him a lifeline as he looks to sooth his own problems up front.
It has been suggested that a £2m deal could be in the offing on a one year deal with the further option of a second if he is successful.
Pint Sized Wing Ace On Gunners Radar
Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Marseille winger Matthieu Valbuena during the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror.
The French international is said to be considering his future at the south coast club after their early exit from the Champions League was compounded by their failure to keep up with Paris Saint Germain and Monaco at the top of the Ligue 1 table.
Furthermore L’OM have been stricken by crippling financial debts and are thought to be willing to cash in on their star in order to ease their own problems.
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