Despite suggesting last week he might need to look to the transfer market for a solution to Arsenal’s lack of fit full backs, Arsene Wenger now admits the imminent returns of Bacary Sagna and Kieran Gibbs have changed that.
Both are expected back at the end of January and Wenger says he is now likely to use the full extent of his squad to get through the next month. Speaking to Arsenal Player he said, “There are difficult decisions to make because we are short in the full-back positions. But you think, ‘do you really want to buy a full back for three or four years?’
“When you have four out and two close to coming back. I think no, because we have people who can do the job during this period.”
Arseblog News, along with most Arsenal fans, would certainly welcome a good, temporary signing, but suspects that the manager’s reluctance to dip into the transfer market has more to do with the lack of available players than anything else.
If the answer to the question is Wayne Bridge then the question is wrong. Or, the question is: “Who is a shit, mercenary twat who isn’t good enough for Arsenal reserves reserve reserves third team, let alone the first team?”
Worryingly, there’s no mention of a return date for Carl Jenkinson who has been out since November 5th having been diagnosed with a stress fracture of his back after the West Brom game.
However, there was better news regarding Jack Wilshere of whom the manager said, “He is progressing very well, and very quickly.”
The England international is expected back in mid-February and is set to start full training
this next month.