Whether it’s blissful ignorance or denial, Arsene Wenger seems to be the only one who doesn’t think we need a new defensive midfielder. Francis Coquelin is unquestionably a fantastic player, but we’ve seen by his injury against West Brom just how much we miss him (via Goal).
With our injury record, how anyone can think it’s satisfactory to have one player in a position is beyond us. Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini just aren’t up to the task anymore, and Wenger has to stop blindly keeping faith in players that just don’t deserve it.
We’re all grateful for the veteran duo’s contributions to the club, but they just aren’t up tot he standard required anymore. If Coquelin is out for any significant length of time then our season could really be derailed, and we have to look at bringing in some real competition for the Frenchman in January.
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Wenger is notoriously critical of the winter transfer window, and highlights just how difficult it is to convince teams to sell mid-season. He needs to break the bank to bring someone in though, or risk throwing away our season at the half way mark.