Arsene Wenger confirms January transfer window raid

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out dipping into the transfer market in January to bolster his squad, according to the Daily Star.

Wenger was roundly criticised for his decision to not sign any new outfield players over the summer, but despite a number of top quality names being linked, the Gunners boss had stated that the quality just wasn’t there (via Star).

Arsenal currently face an injury crisis as eight of their first team regulars currently sit on the sidelines through injury, with The Star highlighting Wenger’s squad depth being exposed during the shock Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday this week.

But the manager is keen for his injured stars to return before diving into the market.

“I said during the transfer period that we would take players who can strengthen our squad, but we did not find them,” he said.

“The question was not even ‘do we sign them or not?’ we have not found one player who could strengthen our squad.

“We need to get everybody back. We have a very big squad. We are not shutting the door as well [in January].

“If we find opportunities, we will do [them]. Having everybody back, especially offensively, I feel we have what we need.”

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