Arsene Wenger has acknowledged the need for reinforcements in January following several injuries to first team players.
Danny Welbeck’s injury set back may force Arsenal into making an attacking acquisition – but it is in midfield where the Gunners are in desperate need on new faces.
Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin are out for the next couple of months at least and with Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta still injured, there is significant stress on central trio Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini.
Wenger has acknowledged this in an interview with BeIN Sport.
“Yes, we are short and the number of games we have to play in January are very important,” he said.
“God knows how we will come out of the Christmas period, with a lot of demand on the physical front so we need to do something.
Talking to the reporter directly, Wenger continued: “I would love to give you names, downstairs on the bar with a coffee but not in front of your camera.”
Adrien Rabiot and Victor Wanyama are among the names to be linked, but Wenger was giving away nothing in the filmed interview.
In terms of attacking players, Aleksandr Kokorin was linked last summer on a loan deal, but there aren’t many feasible permanent-attacking options. Personally I’d like to see us go for a young striker with world class potential, like Breel Embolo from FC Basel.