Arsene Wenger gears up to bring more players this January

Every time we are around a transfer window, every side starts preparing lucrative contracts for aspiring players to strengthen its army and its holds true in case of toppers who are already on the top of the board coz they are most insecure hence want to gather best talent of the world. Arsenal, the side who surprised everyone with a position among top four in the premier league this season, is one such side who looks more hungry to hire players especially for defense where they have been weakest in last few games. Manager Arsene Wenger has already hinted about his targets for this January transfer window and would like to enhance more options for defensive midfield after losing Francis Coquelin for three long months to an injury. Apart from him, Gunners are also without the services of Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta leaving a big vacuum at the back end and 66-year-old Frenchman wants to keep their board ranking intact in later of the season as well.

Talking about the competition ahead and how he spent on Black Friday shopping, longest running Arsenal boss said in a news conference, “If I find the right quality, I will do something. I love a bargain. Who does not love a bargain? I don’t know many people that don’t like a bargain.” Although he hinted they will not sign players just for the sack of it as it will burden their balance sheet more and leave no space for further adjustment in the first team considering the financial restrictions put in by the FFP guidelines. He added, “If people need two TVs, yes — but if they don’t need one, why should they buy two? That’s where you come back to a bargain. What is for us a bargain is to buy players of top quality, because only top quality strengthens our squad.

“I bought Patrick Vieira for £2.5 million, and it was a top bargain because he was a top quality player. We spent £40m on Ozil, but I still consider it a bargain because the player is top quality. The quality of his (Patrick Vieira) performances has turned opinions. He now has the support of everybody who loves Arsenal.

“What is interesting about Mesut’s game is that he is not only a provider now. He likes to get on the end of the things. What he has added to his game is the runs into the box. I think he has a much better balance in his game now — giving, assisting and scoring.”

Wenger on cloud nine after defeating Bayern Munich in the Champions League

If your fate is shaking in European, Premier, or in any league for that matter, even a single win can triple not only your confidence but whole team feels completely revitalized that helps them secure good score in upcoming games, and it seems to be holding true for Arsenal who has recently been struggling to stage a good show in both domestic as well European leagues. Their last Champions League showdown against Bayern Munich was one such game that was almost invincible on paper for the Gunners especially after their shoddy form in league season. But their emphatic 2-0 win against visitors at home took manager Arsene Wenger on cloud nine and he starts praising everything about his side specifically Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil show who netted one goal each in the latter half of the game. Had it been any other side, this win would have not meant that much as it is now being seen since German side is in brilliant form these days hence no one had expected them to face a clean sweep by English club.

Wenger played with the same lineup that he brought into the field this weekend and it was possibility his shaking move in experts eyes since none of his former players were behaving like stars in last few games and Frenchman’s move to play Theo Walcott in the middle looked to be a risky bet again but result changed the outlook of Emirate side when they roamed inside the field after a must win affords. Talking about the game and how important this win was for them to revive their hopes in European league, 65-year-old said, “We had an absolute necessity to win the game and we did it in an intense and disciplined way. It was a top-level game between two top-level teams. Bayern had more possession than us but we decided to make it tight in our final third and catch them on the break.

“The last part of the game where we went longer and used long balls we could play more in their half and they struggled. I think they dropped a bit physically as well but overall I think we have beaten a very strong team and kept a good level focus from the first to the last minute and kept a clean sheet as well.”

“I don’t know,” he added replying over their standing in the group. “We need a result at Bayern. Now let’s focus on Everton.”