Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is looking to sign young players in the January transfer window.
The Frenchman made the comments during the pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
Wenger on transfers: "We are following a few young players but we are not close to signing anybody" #SCFCvAFC— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 5, 2014
Wenger also gave an update on Abou Diaby’s situation. The injury-plagued midfielder, who has been on the books of the North London club since 2006, is out of contract at the end of the season.
Wenger’s stance over Diaby seems justified. After all, it is not in the club’s best interest to retain the services of a player who cannot play.
However, the Arsenal fans will perhaps be worried about the Frenchman looking at “young players”. What the Gunners need - at least that’s what the pundits and ex-footballers claim - is a top-class defensive midfielder and a top-class defender.
England international Jack Wilshere was supposed to be transformed into a defensive midfielder, but the 22-year-old is sidelined with a long-term injury.
One wonders why Arsenal are looking to sign young players. Surely they have enough of that ilk in the team…