Dietmar Hamann: Why Arsenal won’t make any January signings
Dietmar Hamann explains why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger won't spend in January transfer window
Dietmar Hamann doesn’t believe Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will make any signings in the January transfer window.
The Gunners sealed their place in the Champions League last 16 after a stunning 3-0 victory over Olympiacos in Greece in their final group-stage game on Wednesday night.
The problem in January is the top teams don’t want to sell their best players
Arsenal’s progression in Europe’s premier club competition means the north London side will be a more attractive proposition for any potential signings in the January transfer window.
The Gunners are currently coping with an injury crisis with more than six first-team players currently sidelined, including Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla.
While Hamann believes Wenger could do with some extra centre-half cover for Per Mertesacker and Lauren Koscielny, the retired Liverpool midfielder doesn’t expect the Arsenal boss to do any business next month.
“They could do with a centre-half. Chambers has been disappointing. In the centre-half position, they haven’t got an awful lot of cover,” Hamann told RTE Sport.
“The problem in January is the top teams don’t want to sell their best players. If you want them, you’ve got pay way over the odds.
“The ones clubs want to sell, are usually the ones you don’t want. I don’t think they’ll do any business in January.”
Wenger signed Petr Cech in an £11m deal from defending Premier League champions Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
The Gunners are second in the Premier League and a point behind leaders Leicester City.