Former Arsenal player and iconic player of the Premier League club Ian Wright believes that Arsene Wenger has made a huge mistake in not signing a highly renowned player, especially a defender which is what Ian Wright understands to be the biggest weakness of Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger paired up Per Mertesacker with Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the defence and even though they have been doing a good job so far, they haven’t been outstanding and Ian Wright thinks that in order for Arsenal to continue making a real and genuine charge for the top spot of the Premier League, the French manager will have to sign some players who can actually make a big impact in a match.
“City paid those millions of pounds for Otamendi and Mangala and we’ve seen their performances up to now. If Wenger bought either of those two, would Arsenal supporters be happy with those two now?
“It isn’t that easy to go in and get the quality. Maybe Wenger has seen that. If you’re not going to be able to go and get people like Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, those are the players who will make a difference to the team’’ Former Arsenal star, Ian Wright said.
Wenger is not known for being a manager who splashes out a lot of cash in signing players but the French manager did say that this January transfer window was going to be a very active one for Arsenal as he said: “My prediction is that it could be one of the most active January transfer windows that we’ve seen.”
That was the statement that Wenger said at the beginning of January but later he went on saying that he was disappointed by how quiet things have been in the transfer market after having only signed Mohamed Elneny. “The whole period was much quieter than I anticipated, the fact I’m here now shows we’ll still be quiet,”
It’s been a fairly long time since Arsenal has offloaded a significantly large amount of cash for a player but even though they have recently been having quiet transfer windows, Arsenal has been going through a very impressive season and might not need it in order to win the Premier League of this season or at least to finish in the top 3 spots.