With the departure of our two midfield maestros, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, it is no surprise that Wenger has come out and said he intends to strengthen midfield before the transfer window closes.
The move to consolidate the middle also comes at a time where our next best midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered from a relapse of his pre-season ankle injury, further intensifying the need for replacements.
Wenger said on the transfer market and upcoming games: “What is at stake at the moment is for us to qualify tomorrow and we can only do it with the players we have at the moment.
“They are good enough to achieve that and therefore after that we will see what we can do. We are working very hard on the transfer market.
“We brought in [Alex Oxlade-] Chamberlain – you will see that he will be a great player. Gervinho will be a great player for this club too but we want ideally more. We are short in midfield at the moment and that is where we want to strengthen.”
With Manchester United the next Premier League opponents, it is a long-shot but I am hopeful that Wenger strengthens before the clash. With Wilshere a probable no-show for the clash, Wenger will be forced to look at the likes of Henri Lansbury to fill the gap in midfield which has been left due to suspensions to Song, Frimpong and injuries to Wilshere and possibly Rosicky. Simply put the young Englishman doesn’t have the necessary experience or skill to deal with such an established team and we will need some quality in midfield to have any chance at points.
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