Theo Walcott says he’d welcome new players in the January transfer window, especially as Arsene Wenger has stated he’s looking for something ‘special’ as he looks to boost his side’s title hopes.
“We are like many clubs,” said the boss, “certainly on alert if something special turns up and we will not turn it down, but we are not desperate because we have a big depth in our squad.”
And the England winger says he’d welcome the challenge and quality that new players bring.
“The boss has already said that he is looking for special players and we have got a lot of special players in that dressing room,” he said.
“It is always nice to have competition with players coming in, but January is such a difficult period in the transfer market to get players in, especially the top players.
“To be fair, that is for the manager to decide if he wants to go out and buy anyone and whoever comes in will make the club stronger anyway.”
Wenger’s decision may well be dependent on the outlook for Nicklas Bendtner who sprained an ankle yesterday against Cardiff. Positive results may be a factor and the Danish striker has won yet more praise, this time from Mikel Arteta.
The Spaniard told Arsenal.com, “His attitude has been spot on since I’ve been here and he knows that he has to wait for his time, Olivier has been doing really well.
“The manager decided to play Lukas up front but when he came on I think he looked really sharp and he looked dangerous.
“We need people like him to help the team when he’s needed.”
Bendtner is to undergo a scan tomorrow but damage to the ligaments could mean a prolonged period out, and thus force the manager’s hand in the transfer market.