Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he may not be buying a striker in the January transfer window citing the unavailability of quality players in the January window and inflation that is often associated with the January transfer window as reasons for his likely inactivity.
Arsenal have been linked with quite a few strikers in the last few weeks as fears continue to grow over Giroud being the only experience centre forward at the club. However, the return of Walcott and the likely return of Podolski to action soon after both missed the last few weeks due to injury has given Wenger added courage not to burn the cash in the January transfer window.
Asked specifically about one of Arsenal’s supposed target for the January transfer window, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Wenger said ;
“I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
Although I also agree with Wenger on Benzema, I however think we need another striker in January as the duo of Podolski and Theo Walcott are not real Strikers but Wingers who can also lead the line. If we really want to win the league this season ( and I think we have a good chance ) then we must go all out in the January transfer window to get a striker who is good enough to oust Giroud from the first team or at least someone who can stand as plan B/complement to him.
On Theo Walcott, Wenger said ;
“He has been out for seven weeks. You could see he is still a bit short physically, but he has not played at all for seven weeks and only one day training with the group, so that will come back quickly.”