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Arsene Wenger Wants to Repeat Summer Transfer Success In January Window

Emirates Stadium side prepare for crucial transfer window.

Arsene Wenger will look to repeat the successes of the summer transfer window when the winter window opens in January according to the Daily Mirror.

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The Arsenal manager is keen to strengthen this squad but won’t rush into any deals as he looks to bump up his playing staff numbers due to the ongoing crippling injury list that plagues his side.

The north London club will apparently have £20m to invest in new talents but Wenger has appealed for patience from the club’s fan-base.

“You have to give us time. We do our job as always. This season we bought five players who are all top quality so I think we have done really well on the transfer market and we try to repeat that in January.

“I would like to remind you that, to buy football players, is not to go into a supermarket and just say: ‘I want to buy a right back or a centre back.’ It’s to find the right quality.

“If you go out tomorrow you will see that everybody looks for the same positions everywhere. It’s not as simple as it looks.

“In January it makes it even more difficult because players are even less available than in June or July. But we will try to be creative and have one or two good ideas.

“I always have lists that you readjust because you come in on Monday, someone has seen a player and you have to follow up, watch him again, then watch him again and someone else has to watch him. Then when you come to conclusion I have to watch him. It takes time so that work never stops.

“I think I’ve made over 300 transfers since I’ve been here. This year again we made some quality transfers. If I make a quick decision you will say: ‘he made a rush decision’ when the guy doesn’t work.

“I can, for example, get on a case with a player who has a clause, a buyout clause, you watch him one time and think: ‘oh, that’s really special.’ The next day, the guy has gone to Real Madrid!”

One would have thought that an area of concern would be at centre-back though Wenget is apparently happy with the displays put in by makeshift defender Nacho Monreal

“He is playing very well, he doesn’t get enough credit for the quality of his performances because against Manchester United, against Dortmund, he was in the top three for me with the quality of his performance.”

Wenger opted to allow Thomas Vermaelen to join Barcelona and the injury to Laurent Koscielny left Arsenal very short of options to partner off-form German Per Mertesacker.

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