Arsene Wenger has admitted that the injury to Francis Coquelin will have an impact on any potential January transfer moves.
The Arsenal manager is still waiting to see the extent of the injury, but says he’ll do what’s necessary in January if it’s a case that the midfielder is going to miss more than the minimum 2 months touted earlier today.
“Yeah, of course. That depends now on what comes out of the scan for Francis, and then we see. I will do what is needed, knowing as well that in January it’s not an ideal transfer market.”
In the meantime, Wenger is backing the players he has to be able to deal with the absence of the 24 year old who has become so important to the team.
“Anyway, there’s nothing we can do now. The transfer window opens on the first of January, so even we would want to buy, we can’t.
“I believe we have the strength in the squad to deal with that problem quite well.”
Let’s hope so. And then let’s hope we find the right player to buy in January. Then buy him. Then watch as he plays like a GOD and wins us the title almost single-handedly.