It is frustrating given our position and that it is only a few days out from the end of the January window that no-one has been signed to help the team in the second half of the season.
Wenger maintains he is working hard in the market, but I will only believe the transfer when I see it plastered on the front of the official website.
Wenger is quoted as saying by Sky Sport News:
Barca do not want to sell David Villa. They’ve made that very clear.
Regarding David Beckham, Wenger has 100% ruled out anything eventuating (thank god) with the Englishman merely training at the Emirates to keep up his fitness.
Wenger said on Beckham:
It’s purely for fitness. There’s no speculation about signing or anything.
It is sad to say despite Arsenal breaking free from the financial shackles of stadium debt and having a reported ‘war-chest’, this transfer window is looking as if it will amount to another disappointment.
Wenger talks about difficulties in improving the squad, but you only have to look at the tape against Brighton to see that anyone is an improvement on Santos and the need for a pure defensive midfielder is pretty clear.
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Hopefully Diame is wrapped up in regards to the latter point, we need that ugly beast in midfield. It would be shame if we lost out to Tottenham for the sake of bargain buying.
What do you guys think? Will Arsene pull a miracle out of the hat in the coming days or will it be more transfer window disappointment for Arsenal fans?