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Wenger – We're Unlikely To Buy In January

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remains adamant that he will not need to spend during the January transfer window, despite the Gunners being exposed defensively and mentally on several occasions in the Premier League this season.

Domestically, Arsenal’s young guns have found consistent form hard to come buy despite showing rare glimpses of quality in away matches at Bolton, Blackburn and Fenerbahce. Defeats against League newcomers Hull and Stoke City as well as relegation-threatened Fulham have shown some cause for concern though.

The North London giants have once again been linked with hundreds of players outside of the transfer window, but Wenger admits he is unlikely to bring any players in during that period.

“You can expect Arsenal to be active tomorrow at 12.45 and for the rest January is a long time away. I believe that this team personally is very strong and recently they don’t get any credit. But it’s a good moment for this young team to grow together, show resilience, show strengths and an opportunity to be a strong team in the future.

“Good players can always help you but I believe at the moment I have good players here. I do not want to focus on January and I am not sure at all that I will buy.

“The solution is not always to buy players. The solution for me at the moment is to trust the players I have because I trust their strengths and I trust their intelligence, so let’s show it.”

Tomorrow’s game against current Premier and Champions League holders Manchester United spells the first of many tough home fixtures versus England’s elite. High-flyers Aston Villa, and an Wigan side lead upfront by Egyptian marksman Amir Zaki pose a different sort of threat to the one usually given out by league sides.

Don’t forget, you can follow all the pre-match build-up here on Gooner Talk, with a match report published on the blog immediately after the full time whistle blows.

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Neil
Neil
12 years ago

i know it maybe hard to get players during january with clubs still involved in europe, league chases etc, but we need 2 sign badly, gk, 2 centre backs a centre mid and a striker,

Gooner Chris
12 years ago

Thanks for the help Renna. 🙂

Renna
Renna
12 years ago

Pleasure.

Brett
Brett
12 years ago

I hate to admit it, but based on the performances this team have put in so far this season (esp. Sp*rs, Hull, Fulham, Stoke, and now Fenerbahce at home), without some strategic purchases in January I don’t believe this Arsenal side will truly compete for any silverware, let alone win any. My faith in the adage “Arsene Knows” has been shaken, and I feel the manager’s hubris may very well be his undoing.

I think our defence can cope with Djourou getting regular time, but without a DEFENSIVE central midfielder, this season (and I fear, Cesc) will be lost.

Neil
Neil
12 years ago

what u have 2 ask is, would Almunia, gallas,silvestre, denilson, bentdner get in chelsea, utds, or liverpools starting 11 and IMO the answer is no, with these standard of player we will always be looking at 4th place, ok the young two can get better, but not over night.

Damian
Damian
12 years ago

Silverware it would of been a miracle until this sides tag is Goodside not Youngside whether that be in 2 or 3 more years when they grow up or in 2 or 3 years when highbury sells relieving debt letting Wenger enter the transferr window or we are bought letting wenger buy

nzekwe Asugha
nzekwe Asugha
12 years ago

Wengers arrogance will be his greatest undoing. Wait until you miss out of the champions league, it will dawn on you that you don’t have a team. Do not delude yourself, the team lack character, it is a disaster waiting to happen. Act before you resign or be sacked in shame.

piken79
12 years ago

i have to agree with nzekwe Asugha

Nick Pearson
Nick Pearson
12 years ago

Asugha & Piken a right pair of plonkers. Dream on boys, Arsene will never leave Arsenal

smiley
smiley
12 years ago

Maybe it’s not arrogance, Arsene is just being a professional and fronting the board of director’s decision not to spend.

Gooner Chris
12 years ago

Yep, that’s the impression I’m getting Smiley.

Whether you believe it or not, Wenger has Arsenal’s best interests at heart.

cheesed off
cheesed off
12 years ago

We will not even get a champions league place if we do not buy any players. Our only hope of a trophy is the Carling cup if we don’t play the kids later on.

And fabregas will leave, let’s hope we sign players before it’s too late.

Russ
Russ
12 years ago

I think we’ll still get a champs league place as the chasing pack isn’t all that. Seems to be between us and Villa as I don’t see any other contenders. Liverpool didn’t look so hot in the last 20 vs Sp*rs either. We definitely ain’t gonna win the league though with these players and as much as I hate to say it, I wouldn’t be surprised if Utd deliver the knock out blow tomorrow.

Brett
Brett
12 years ago

we wont buy anyone!
we wont win anythin
we may just get 4th place!
bye bye fabregas!
hard times bein a gooner!

LEON
LEON
12 years ago

i know everybody feeling on gallas a captainbut the fact is our worst defender has been toure so i think dijouro should played alot more often. i dont know the fact is wenger seas his players not use and maybe its just that the likes of song,delinson and fab time play with eich, the fact is fab/delinson have not realy played together that mutch but delinson is very good player that is a fact, song looks very solid to.i realy dont arsenal showed up when they played hull no one played well that day,but i have never heard say that… Read more »

Gunner Jillu
Gunner Jillu
12 years ago

he said this in the summer and look where we are now. Wenger swallow your pride! You cant just rely on youth

daniel
daniel
12 years ago

i think we need a cb and a goalkeeper…dats the main problem rite now…

tiza4arsenal
tiza4arsenal
12 years ago

this is from wenger:
i do not care abt titles,
i dont cos i cant get them,
finishing 4th is more important.
cos afterall its united that wins the title.lets just pass the ball around as usual.

Samuel
Samuel
12 years ago

Ok, I think Wenger needs to sign players for certain areas and that those certain areas are weak blah blah blah. But can people stop with some of the other bullshit they write? Bendtner and Denilson are two of the best young players in the world, and while you may question whether, at the moment they might not yet be at a level of starting every week for a world class side, that does not mean they aren’t going to be great players we will enjoy the best of in the future. We have defensive and goalkeeping frailities (sp?) and… Read more »

Jonathan
Jonathan
12 years ago

I agree with Samuel, but Wenger is a hero, lets not judge him on 3-4 bad results. Generally speaking though we are doing well, as long as we beat the big three in the 5 other games (unrealistic, but possible) and keep our form up from todays win we can do it, with our squad age and depth we should be concentrating on one trophy this year though, i feel wengers intentions are to go for the champions league. We’ve had the League and the FA Cup if the league comes with it, great but after barcelona and liverpool im… Read more »

Luke
11 years ago

First of all i think we shud all get off of wengers back. he is the best thing thats happend to arsenal and we shud appreciate what he has achieved. we gotta b a bit more patient and i no its bloody frustrating that we havent got any trophies for a while but it happens, UTD went without a trophy for 3 years! i also feel we r bloody unlucky wen u think of the injuries we hav had, we hav lost big important player and not only that we have lost them for a lengthy spell – eduardo, rosicky,… Read more »

lolo
11 years ago

pls prof weger buy some so as to boost the team thanks.

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