Gunners youth supremo Liam Brady has backed Arsene Wenger to get his chequebook out in the January window … if he can find the right player.
After the 2-1 win over Villa last night, the boss admitted his squad was a ‘little short’, and Brady believes the Frenchman is of a mind to spend.
Speaking to RTE Radio 1 this morning, Brady said, “There’s every chance Wenger will spend in January, he’s got the money, but it’s down to who is available and whether their club will let them go.”
Pressed on what he thinks would be Wenger’s priority, he said, “A goal scorer, but they’re the most difficult to find. But I think business will be done by Arsenal.”
There were further injury worries for the Gunners after last night’s game with Tomas Rosicky suffering a broken nose while a suspected broken metatarsal for Nacho Monreal will have Wenger sweating over his defensive options.
However, at the other end, Olivier Giroud scored his second in as many games (for him) while Jack Wilshere has now got 5 goals for the season, eclipsing his best ever return.
With Aaron Ramsey still to return and Lukas Podolski waiting impatiently in the wings, there are still options, but Brady clearly believes there’s a willingness to bring players who can add something to the attack.