Wenger turns down January transfer activity – Thierry Henry sole signing for Arsenal
Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League knockout stage but are struggling at 10th place in the English Premier League, which means it’s do or die time for Arsene Wenger. This Saturday the Gunners will become hosts to West Bromwich Albion, a team that has been flying high this season.
The Emirates boss Arsene Wenger has his fingers crossed for a big victory over the West Bromwich Albion, who have suffered defeats to Swansea City and Stoke City for the past two weekends. Having declared that Arsenal will stay away from transfer activity, the Frenchman is hoping to grab some sunshine before the January transfer window opens.
Following the triumphant announcement of a new £150 million sponsorship deal with Emirates Airlines last month, Arsene Wenger was expected to bring in some new faces to Arsenal this fall. However, it appears that the gaffer is still in trouble for his misfiring summer signings.
Arsene Wenger has hinted he might not be able to breathe life into the Arsenal squad this fall. Henceforth, the only new face that should appear at the club this January should be of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. In spite of all the negative transfer reports Arsenal is looking forward to bringing Thierry Henry back home through a six-week loan deal.
“The game is not all about money,” Arsene Wenger told reporters in a press release. “We have to continue to believe that it's not only about that. What is the game about then?
“Football has to be even, interesting, unpredictable. I don't say that money doesn't play a part in it, but it's not only about that. It doesn't mean we will not spend money. I am always painted like a guy who refuses to spend money, like a greedy guy, but I just think I act like a responsible manager because we went through a period where we had restricted funds and I acted in a responsible way.”
“We will see where we stand at the end of the season but we have just qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League,” said Arsene Wenger, who is widely recognized as the most productive coach ‘money-wise’. “People who have spent a lot of money have not done it. So we have to trust this team and stand behind them because they deserve it. They will deliver.”
“I have big respect for the passion about the game in England, I have big respect for this country, but football is more than just splashing out. It's much deeper, much bigger than that. It's about sweat, thinking, working hard. It's what makes this football strong and interesting. I am scared all these qualities have less importance in the game today.”
In spite of qualifying for the knockout stage of the Champions League, Arsenal are winless for four successive matches. Arsene Wenger along with his misfiring signings are under scrutiny. Therefore, the North Londoners will have their doors closed this winter.