Our Arsenal supporters here in the Football Transfer Tavern are actually rather glad that we’re currently in the middle of an international break with the inevitable injuries the Gunners are suffering right now starting to take their toll.
Prior to Kieran Gibbs’ leveller against Tottenham in the North London Derby last Sunday, Arsene Wenger would’ve looked at his bench devoid of any real game changers although it turned out Gibbs’ introduction was inspired in the end.
With Gunners youngsters Alex Iwobi and Jeff Reine-Adelaide being the only real attackers Arsenal have had on the bench in recent games against Bayern Munich and Tottenham, Wenger will hope that his starters come through international action unscathed while a few of his missing pros recover well in the interim.
Some of our Gooners by the bar are quite rightly claiming that Wenger should have foreseen the fact that Arsenal would suffer their umpteenth injury crisis.
With the stubborn Frenchman refusing to sign an outfield player in the summer, if the injury situation worsens, Arsenal could be lamenting their luck come the end of the season yet again.
While we all know that Wenger doesn’t like to spend as free and easy as other managers, the January transfer window could represent an ideal opportunity to bolster the squad while helping the Gunners to finally get over the line in the Premier League title race.
With that in mind, here’s five players that should be on Wenger’s wishlist come the New Year.
Click on the image below to reveal the five players that should be on Arsene Wenger’s January wishlist.