Arsenal latest: Wenger reveals which position he wants to strengthen in January

Olivier Giroud

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Wenger reveals transfer window plans

The January transfer window is just a matter of hours away from opening, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he wants to strengthen his midfield - if the right player becomes available.

"There is a need there [to buy], but the right opportunity has to come up", Wenger said. "To buy [just for the sake] to buy is not what we want to do, but if the right opportunity comes up, we will do it.

"If you look at the number of games some players played and the injuries we have with [Jack] Wilshere, [Aaron] Ramsey and [Mikel] Arteta, we're a bit short at the moment in midfield," he added.

Giroud reflects on improvement

It doesn't seem that Arsenal will be signing a striker though, with Olivier Giroud showing fine form since his return from injury. As he reflected upon his 2014, Giroud says that he feels he's improved his game under Wenger.

"Since I came to Arsenal, I think I’ve improved in a technical way," said Giroud. "I was talking about it with the boss. I think I have more consistency in my game and I’m more efficient. It’s all about focusing on what I have to do on the pitch and helping the team to link [together] and settling the game. That’s what I try to do, that’s my job on the pitch and I think I’ve improved myself in this way."

Zelalem gains US citizenship

Youngster Gedion Zelalem is one of the most highly regarded prospects at the Emirates Stadium, but has today taken a big step in his future plans.

The 17-year-old was born in Germany, but qualifies to play for the United States having moved there in 2006, and has now gained US citizenship - with many now expecting the teenager to represent Jurgen Klinsmann's men at senior level.

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