Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal’s strong financial position could see them at an advantage when it comes to buying players in January and hinted that any new additions will likely bolster his attacking options.
The Frenchman went on an uncharacteristic spending spree in the final 48 hours of the summer transfer as he attempted to plug the gaps left by Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas. However, with money still in the coffers and Gervinho, and Marouane Chamakh set to be missing for five weeks in the New Year, it appears the Frenchman is weighing up further additions.
Speaking to the Arsenal official website, Wenger explained:
“We lose players like Chamakh and Gervinho to the Africa Cup of Nations, so hopefully touch wood we do not get any injuries to our strikers, but if an opportunity turns up in that department then we will buy.
“The situation, I must say, is a bit special. Economically the whole environment has changed and people suffer more. The clubs will suffer more financially and it’s much more difficult.
“Maybe we will have some opportunities because we are in a good financial situation.”
The Gunners have been spuriously linked with a host of top European talent (and Soloman Kalou) in recent weeks, but with the manager going on the record stating no interest in Yoann Gourcuff and Mario Gotze suffering another injury it wouldn’t be surprising to see a few new names thrown into the hat…