There is still time for the January transfer window to open but amidst speculations and rumours, former Arsenal striker couldn’t hold himself to give his own suggestion. Thierry Henry, has stressed on signing a holding midfielder in order to strengthen their campaign for the title.
The 38 year old, has suggested that it is important to bring back up for Couqelin and Flamini. “It’s a hard one, because for me right now I think Arsenal’s squad is good enough to win the league,” Henry said. “What we need is some backup to make sure we have a guy that can hold the fort if Flamini gets injured. The position would be holding midfielder for me, and with Arsenal they are at the top and the amount of injuries they’ve had is not normal.”
Arsenal faced major injury blows last month, which made it difficult for them to maintain their winning streak. They suffered a loss against Bayern Munich, West Brom and drew against Spurs and Norwich. While there were other factors that played a role in these defeats, but availability of a quality striker would have certainly helped in these fixtures.
The never-ending injury spell has made Henry frustrated. ”When those guys come back they can be your new signings” he added. “But we keep saying that! I will have answered that [question of who they should sign] properly if the whole team was there, but the boss never has everyone available.’
Arsenal is still waiting for Sanchez, Cazorla and Danny Welbeck to return. The Gunner have so far been linked to Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez, PSG’s Lucas Moura, Madrid’s Isco, and Juventus’ Daniele Rugani. Recently they have also been rumours of Arsene Wenger interesting in signing Celta Vigo’s striker, Nolito, and Bayer Leverkusen’s and former Manchester United player, Javier Hernandez.
It is yet to be seen whether Wenger makes the plunge over any of these players, but Arsenal has their upcoming fixture to focus on. They travel to Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City, whom they have to defeat in order to stay second or possibly go first if Leicester fails to achieve a victory against Everton at Goodison Park.