Arsene Wenger ready for summer signings and wary of Theo Walcott’s departure
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is ready to make a number of new additions to his squad in the upcoming January transfer window.
Arsene Wenger is eyeing big changes to his team in the upcoming January transfer window. The Arsenal manager has confirmed he is ready to inject new blood into his squad. The Frenchman recently admitted he had already distinguished his January recruits.
Rife rumors in England suggest Arsene Wenger will launch a campaign to sign in the unsettled Manchester United winger Nani. Reports of high interest in Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha have also reached the ears of media.
“Yes, I will be busy in January,” Arsene Wenger said in reference to his January transfer prospects. “I don't feel under pressure to name names because the media find them on your own, but the difficulty is to find players that will strengthen us. Finding the right players available on the market is not always easy.
“Manchester United bought Robin van Persie for £24m and he is 29. They have scouts all over the world so don’t think they just came in and bought Van Persie. They looked everywhere else first, but to find the quality of striker that would strengthen a top Premier League team at the moment is difficult.”
The departure of Theo Walcott would give Arsene Wenger a huge excuse to sign in the out of favor Manchester United forward Nani. According to reports, Arsenal have refused to offer Theo Walcott an increment or a striker role in the Arsenal team. Their refusal will bring forth another episode of the exodus of stars from Arsenal.
“I like the signs that I have seen from Theo and it is no surprise to me to see him do well in the central role,” Arsene Wenger said. “I always said that one day he would play through the middle and the idea grew in his brain.
“He is now 23, which is the same age that I decided to play Thierry Henry through the middle. You have to learn a lot before you can play this role and Theo has learned a lot. On the wing you need a shorter technique against the line. Once you play in the middle you can go on both sides.
“Let's not put him under pressure. Theo has played two games in the central position, so it is a little early to compare him to Thierry, but he gives him advice. Theo understands very quickly when you tell him something and that's why I think he can do very well in this position. If he takes this chance it's good and if he doesn't, he will still be a fantastic winger.”