Monday, 15 October 2012


Wah. So International football happened this weekend and I can't really say I paid too much interest in it apart from the fact that Ireland are still crap and play dirgeball and the second thing is Theo Walcott's injury. Against San Marino. San. Marino. Out for "at least 2 weeks" with a bruised lung which actually sounds really, really painful. But it's annoying to lose a player in an international fixture.

But I Digress. The transfer stories are picking up the last couple of days; much to may people's dismay as the last window only shut a month and a half ago; but this is absolutely normal because clubs (Arsenal) usually plan strategy meetings for around this time to discuss January dealing so it's no big surprise.

So what do we need in January?

Having a few deja vu moments here as Arsenal identified the need for a striker around this time last season; They tried and failed with Lukas Podolski in January only to purchase him in the summer so maybe that would happen again; however top target Fernando Llorente may not be there in January so I would like to see them be proactive and secure a target sooner rather than later.

Defensive Midfielder?

Pretty clear to me now that Nuri Sahin was cover for Mikel Arteta and not Jack Wilshere, if you have been able to watch Sahin play for Liverpool this season then you'd have seen a similarity in a "deep lying, hybrid DM/Metronome" role, so do we need cover for Arteta?

Absolutely. Arteta's last few years have been hampered with injuries and you can only touch wood for so long.

So It's of no surprise that stories in the media today are ones talking of Arsene's bank balance for Jan and tales of Abel Hernandez/Llorente etc being linked. It seems to me those meetings have already taken place. Let's hope they bear fruit this winter.

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