Date:Tuesday December 31 2013
Arsene Wenger today confirmed that he will be keeping a beady eye on what`s going on in the transfer market when the window re-opens in a few hours time.
The Frenchman broke, nay smashed Arsenal`s transfer record in the last window bringing in Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £42M at the close of play last September, however many people thought we were still shy one striker.
However the Gunners surpassed everyone`s expectations and go into the New Year sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League. That said Arsenal`s main striker, Olivier Giroud has looked a little tired in the past few weeks despite bagging the winner against Newcastle on Sunday.
Wenger claims he will crack open the cheque book again if someone "special" comes along, though he`s not looking to replace Giroud but more to back him up after admitting Yaya Sanogo failed to provide cover due to lengthy injury lay-offs.
"At the start [of the season] we gambled on Sanogo, who has been injured until now, I thought he could come in for some games and help us but of course he has not been fit at all." Said Wenger on Arsenal.com
"Nobody knows what will happen because Bendtner is coming back into good shape now and Podolski is back, so we have a bit more choice up front.
"We are like many clubs: certainly on alert if something special turns up and we will not turn it down, but we are not desperate because we have a big depth in our squad.
"We have shown that because our midfield for example at West Ham and at Newcastle was completely different. We changed three players and we still managed to have a very strong team."
"We have to give him [Giroud] credit for one thing, that physically he has coped with it until now in a remarkable way and with a fantastic combative attitude"
"If we are out there [on the market] - and I don't know if we will do something or not - it's not to replace Olivier Giroud - we have a great confidence in him."
Date:Tuesday December 31 2013
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