At present Santos, Gibbs, Jenkinson and Sagna are out through injury meaning Wenger has had to use the likes of Vermaelen, Miquel, Djourou even Coquelin on the flanks.
Wenger said on the situation:
At the moment it is very difficult because we have players out who are short to come back. There are difficult decisions to make because we are short in the full-back positions.
But you think, ‘do you really want to buy a full back for three or four years?’
When you have four out and two close to coming back. I think no, because we have people who can do the job during this period.
Personally, it is definitely a tight-rope and I am one who definitely sits on the fence on this one particularly with the injury prone Gibbs a big concern. But then again Vermaelen has been handling himself well like Djourou who seems to have become accustomed to his new position. What do you guys think? Feel free to leave a comment below!