Arsenal transfers: Wenger hints at striker signing after Walcott blow

Arsenal transfers: Arsène Wenger hints that he may be forced to dip into January market after Theo Walcott is ruled out

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott Photo: Nike

Arsene Wenger admits that he may look to bolster Arsenal’s attacking options this month after Theo Walcott was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The Gunners have been linked with a host of players in recent weeks, including Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata and Fulham forward Dimitar Berbatov.

We are there for the opportunities but it’s very difficult at the moment

Arsene Wenger

The news that Walcott will not feature again this term has heightened speculation linking the north Londoners with a number of forwards.

And Wenger told Arsenal Player: “[Walcott’s injury] has accelerated speculation first and of course my desire as well – but let’s not forget about Serge Gnabry who can play in the first team.

“We have [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain back and we have many other players who can play on the flanks so to find better solutions than what we have internally will not be easy.

“Up front we lose Theo as a potential central forward and that’s maybe where we have to look outside. But we hopefully have [Nicklas] Bendtner back in three weeks.

“We are there for the opportunities but it’s very difficult at the moment.”


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