Hector Bellerin believes we won’t see any new faces at the Emirates this January, as we already have an extremely strong squad that needs not additions, as reported by IBT.
The Spaniard insists that any new signings would be welcomed with open arms, but stressed that he had confidence in the squad competing for the highest honours as is.
“There is a lot of quality in the team and I do not think we need any new players,” he said.
“If someone comes in he will be welcomed. But I think we have a very strong squad, with good replacements for every position.
“The players just have to think about the coming games and nothing else.”
It’s excellent that the youngster is so focused on his own game rather than any potential signings we could see this January, and shows a maturity far beyond his years. The 20-year-old has been phenomenal since his emergence last season, and his maturity is part of what makes him such a fantastic player.
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Most fans are unlikely to share Bellerin’s sentiments however, and the general consensus is unquestionably that a new signing or two are needed this winter. Francis Coquelin’s injury (via Arsenal.com) has highlighted just how weak we are in defensive midfield, and with the news that he’s set to miss three months of action we can’t afford not to buy in January. A striker is also a priority, but once Theo Walcott returns that won’t be quite as necessary.
When everyone is fully fit you could certainly argue that we’re close to having a complete squad, and certainly have one capable of challenging for the Premier League title. With a huge number of injury prone players in the team however – as evidenced by our current crisis – we need to ensure we have the depth to cope.
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Hopefully Bellerin is wrong, and Arsene Wenger is busy working on bringing some new blood to the Emirates in the new year.