Wenger himself confirmed he would sign only “top players” in winter, and this has seen the club
linked to an avalanche of star players in recent weeks.
Arsenal’s plans to alleviate their injury crisis have suffered a huge blow after another injury crisis means the replacement Arsenal sort cannot be released by his club.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez reportedly had his bags packed ready to finalize a move to Arsenal in January to replace injured Francis Coquelin, but an injury to Tiago means Saul who plays in the same position now has a more important role in the team and as such can’t leave Spain.
The midfielder who hadn’t been happy with his playing time at Atletico Madrid this season was set to move to Arsenal who are looking to solve their current injury crisis in midfield, after injuries to Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin meant that they are very short in midfield.
Saul, 21 now feels he is an important part of the team, and with Tiago getting older he fancies a future in Atletico Madrid starting lineup. Arsenal now have to turn to other targets to replace Coquelin.
Ruben Neves, William Carvalho, Sergi Samper and Victor Wanyama are some of the names on the list for January.