Thursday, November 15, 2007

Arsene Wenger's January Transfer Window Targets

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he does not yet have any particular transfer targets, although he would like to strengthen one of his squad's positions.

However, the Arsenal manager refused to say which position he would splash cash in.

"It is not impossible," he said in response to a question asking if he would spend in January. "I don’t think I will get anybody in but if I get one opportunity in one area then I will not neglect it."

The fact that Wenger will not spend a large part of his allegedly huge transfer window allotment will come as a disappointment to some Arsenal fans, but Arsenal's position at the top of the Premier League would imply they don't need to spend too much.

One piece of evidence that particularly defends Arsene Wenger's decision not to spend big in January is Arsenal's current success.

Despite signing only five players and losing talismanic striker Thierry Henry last summary (read a summary of all the ins and outs of the transfer window here) Arsenal's youngsters have helped the club to an undefeated run of twenty games, including 16 wins and only 4 draws, this season.

Arsene Wenger always seems to have some tricks up his sleeve in the transfer window though, so we'll see what happens come January.