The obstacles hindering Arsenal’s progress in the transfer market appear to have doubled in recent days with Arsene Wenger hinting that not only are he and his team still pre-occupied with teaching Theo Walcott how to write his name, but that Dick Law and Ivan Gazidis have been drafted into the Colin-Lewin led medical team to help fix Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky.
“We are working very hard,” Wenger told Arsenal Player about the activity of the club’s hierarchy during January.
“First of all we want to sort out the injuries we have, and we are trying very hard to close the deal with Walcott.”
Tapping his nose as the soundtrack to the Pink Panther played in the background, the boss continued, “Once we have done that, we will certainly do something else. At the moment I cannot tell you more.”
Presumably Arsene’s talking about extending Ivan’s work experience. Perhaps giving him a run-out in the defensive midfield position with Dick being deployed in the Bergkamp role? Or maybe he’s just thinking about taking the gang out for dinner…who knows. In case you thought the boss was hinting at signing new players, he clarified that it’s difficult because we’re just so damned good already.
“It has become more difficult [to buy players in January] for one simple reason: we have a good squad. I know we swim against the stream a bit because people don’t believe that. I say we have a very good squad.
“But we have some improvements to make and we know exactly where. In January it is difficult to find the players that are really better and can give something special to the squad. The number is right, we have a good balance and we are working very hard to find what we want.”
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