Arsene Wenger admits injuries have changed Arsenal's January transfer plans

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Arsenal are set to sign 'one or two' players still, but they are speeding up the process.

Arsenal have not had a good week with injuries over the last seven days, but the only bonus is that it may force Arsene Wenger to look at the transfer market.

In fact, he has even admitted that his transfer plans have been made more urgent by recent injuries in an interview with today.

Earlier in the day it was confirmed that Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy had both undergone operations on ankle and shoulder injuries respectively.

The timescale for both players is three months, leaving them out of action until April at the earliest.

Now many an Arsenal fan has been saying for quite a while now that Arsenal are in dire need of a new holding midfielder and a new defender.

Wenger seems to be speeding up the process:

"Yes we are more [in the market now].

"We have [Calum] Chambers and we have [Hector] Bellerin, who is coming on well, and I want to give them a chance as well, but of course we are in the market like many other clubs.

"We work really hard morning until late night to try to get one or two players in."

Of course he is right in that Chambers and Bellerin can cover Debuchy at right-back. But Chambers is also a covering central-defender, so an extra body is desperately needed at the back.

As for midfield, Arsenal fans have been crying out for a replacement for Gilberto Silva for years and so far have had to put up with the return of Mathieu Flamini and the odd loan spell of Kim Kallstrom.

They will be hoping this latest statement means Wenger intends on making some serious additions in the January window.

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