Arsenal boss hints at transfer activity in January as Francis Coquelin is sidelined with injury

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Arsene Wenger has seemingly confirmed that he will look to make some signings during the upcoming window.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dropped a major hint that he plans to do some business during the January transfer window after confirming that Francis Coquelin will be out for two months, the Daily Express reports.

The Frenchman picked up a knee injury during the defeat to West Brom at the weekend, and after confirming that the defensive midfielder will miss the busy Christmas period, Wenger suggested that he may be ready to spend some money at the next possible opportunity. 

"I'll do what's needed in January even though in January it is not an ideal transfer market," Wenger is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

The news is likely to be warmly received by Arsenal supporters, who had to watch their side do very little during the summer while their rivals were all busy.

While the Gunners have made a very promising start to the new season - despite Petr Cech being the club's only high-profile arrival during the summer - the loss at the Hawthorns, as well as their struggles in the Champions League has somewhat vindicated the fans' frustrations over Arsenal's lack of movement in the transfer market. 

Should the club fail to capitalise on their good run in the Premier League, and find themselves out of Europe at the first hurdle, the calls for Wenger to strengthen the squad will be even louder, and even harder to ignore, than they were in the summer.

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