Ian Wright replies when asked if Arsenal must sign a striker in January

Ian Wright suggests that Arsenal do not need to sign a striker in the January transfer window...

Ian Wright has suggested that Arsenal do not need to sign a striker in the January transfer window.

The north London side have inevitably been linked with a number of players this month now that the mid-season window is open but no deals have been officially confirmed.

Arsene Wenger has been remaining typically coy about Arsenal’s transfer plans this month following the Gunners’ mixed form in recent weeks.

Arsenal welcomed Danny Welbeck back to their team on Saturday night as the England striker came on as a second-half substitute during the 2-1 FA Cup win over Preston at Deepdale.

Summer signing Lucas Perez also earned praise for his performance in the cup clash on Saturday.

And Wright feels that Arsenal will not need to buy a new forward in January to boost their Premier League title hopes.

Asked if Arsenal need to sign a striker in January, Wright told BT Sport on Saturday night: “I think at the moment they have enough for now to maintain a challenge.

“They’ve got Lucas Perez as well, who had a half-decent game at Preston.

“Hopefully Danny [Welbeck] will remain fit until the end of the season because he will definitely contribute goals to this team.”

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League table.

Paul Merson
Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Paul Pogba
Rene Meulensteen urges Man United to sign 25-year-old this summer
Reece James
Chelsea FC star Reece James sends message to Frank Lampard
Thomas Tuchel
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Jadon Sancho
Man United will make offer up to £75m for Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho - report
Paul Merson
Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Paul Pogba
Rene Meulensteen urges Man United to sign 25-year-old this summer
Reece James
Chelsea FC star Reece James sends message to Frank Lampard
Thomas Tuchel
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City in FA Cup final
Jadon Sancho
Man United will make offer up to £75m for Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho - 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