Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has played down a need to spend big during the January transfer window.

The Frenchman has been urged by the club’s fans to bring in top players in a bid to boost their Premier League fortunes after a stuttering start to the season.

With club announcing new sponsorship deals and having received substantial fees from transfers, it is believed that money is in place to draft in fresh faces.

However, Wenger feels that additions are not needed and that he has a strong enough squad to compete:

“It has become more difficult for one simple reason: We have a good squad.” He is quoted by The Mirror.

“I know we swim against the stream a bit because people don’t believe that. I say we have a very good squad.”

The Gunners have been linked with a number of players in recent weeks, including the likes of Wilfried Zaha and David Villa.

Although Wenger admitted that he needs to strengthen his squad, he hinted that arrivals will have to wait until Theo Walcott’s contract situation is resolved and key players have returned from injury:

“We have some improvements to make and we know exactly where. In January it is difficult to find the players that are really better and can give something special to the squad.

“The number is right. We have a good balance.

“We are working very hard. First of all we want to sort out the injuries we have, and we are trying very hard to close the deal with (Theo) Walcott.

“Once we have done that, we will certainly do something else. At the moment I cannot tell you more.”


  • Charled
    3 years ago

    Wenger is no longer a good coach and suffering from blindness. Strong squad? Are they winning matches. Madness.

    • Grande
      3 years ago

      I think I agree with you. If he has a very good squad that is not wining matches then the problem lies with him – he is no longer good enough. Someone good must be brought to work and achieve with he very good squad.

      • sly
        3 years ago

        If the squad is good enough and he is not winning matches with them then it follows that Wenger is crap!!!!!!!!

  • Bigsix
    3 years ago

    Wenger is slowly pricing himself out of this Arsenal coaching job.
    Maybe he is definately blind not to see that we need numbers to add in our squad.
    That is clear to each and every game we play.
    I would not be suprise if he decides to step down, come end of the season.

  • josef
    3 years ago

    wenger is bent on ruinning arsenal

  • Angry
    3 years ago

    is he from Africa (Dictator) ?