Arsenal transfers: Wenger explains plans for January window

Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger insists he will look to bolster his squad if "something special turns up"

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
arsene wenger
Arsene Wenger's side are top of the table Photo: Arsenal FC

Arsene Wenger insists that he will not hesitate to strengthen his Arsenal squad if a “special” player becomes available during the January transfer window.

The Gunners head into 2014 top of the Premier League table thanks to the flying start to the season which followed their club-record signing of Mesut Ozil over the summer.

And although Wenger admits that he is not “desperate” to bolster his ranks this month, the Frenchman refused to rule out making another big-name signing.

“We are always in the front seat [in the transfer window] because that’s the best and only option if something turns up,” Wenger, who has been linked with a loan move for Real Madrid’s Álvaro Morata in recent days, told Arsenal Player.

“We are not completely desperate to buy, let’s say that. Our record speaks for us and for the team but if something special turns up we’ll not turn it down, of course.

“As usual at the start [of the window] there is a lot of talk and speculation but it [all the business] always happens in the last three or four days and sometimes on the last day.

“You have to be on your toes. It’s like fishing – it demands a lot of concentration but the moments when you can really materialise it are very short.”

Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane (Photo: Screen grab / Sky Sports)
‘Like a machine’: Roy Keane reacts to Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win over Arsenal
Gary Neville
Gary Neville reacts to Diogo Jota’s goal in Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win over Arsenal
Callum Hudson-Odoi
‘He gave us everything I wanted’: Frank Lampard raves about Chelsea FC star
N'Golo Kante
Chelsea FC could sign Inter duo in swap deal for N’Golo Kante – report
Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane (Photo: Screen grab / Sky Sports)
‘Like a machine’: Roy Keane reacts to Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win over Arsenal
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United confident of completing second summer signing – report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Gary Neville
Gary Neville reacts to Diogo Jota’s goal in Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win over Arsenal
Andy Murray
French Open 2020: Stan Wawrinka downs Andy Murray, Nishikori outlasts Evans
Timo Werner
Timo Werner ‘absolutely unhappy’ with Chelsea FC performance