Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal need to conduct some astute business in the January transfer window or risk losing out in the race for the title. The Gunners are on second spot following their 2-1 win over Manchester City, and it looks like they could end their decade-long drought without the Premier League title, this season.
The north London club are going through an injury crisis at the moment and were without seven of their first team players for their game against the Citizens. Alexis Sanchez was expected to be on the bench but a setback in training pushed his return to January, which will be a major problem for Arsenal, who have a barrage of fixtures coming up in the next few days. Santi Cazorla is out until March while Francis Coquelin will only be back in training in February.
Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere are the other absentees, as Wenger looks to add to the squad in the upcoming transfer window. The Frenchman revealed that he has his targets lined up for the period, but refused to disclose any names, making for an exciting few days ahead for Arsenal fans, yearning to see another outfield player being brought into the team.
"Yes, we are short and the number of games we have to play in January are very important," Wenger told Bein Sport, as quoted by the Daily Express."God knows how we will come out of the Christmas period, with a lot of demand on the physical front so we need to do something. I would love to give you names, downstairs on the bar with a coffee but not in front of your camera."
The win over City has been their third against top opposition this season, with the others coming against Manchester United and Leicester City. Their only loss was to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea where they had to play with nine players on the pitch. Games against Liverpool and Tottenham ended in draws.