Wenger Done It Agan – Manager Confirms Deal for World Class Defender & Superb Midfielder

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he has already started working really hard ahead of the January transfer window to attain suitable players for the club. He will aim to strengthen the squad, especially in the midfield since a greater number of midfielders are out injured. Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Alexis Sanchez are all names on the injury list so far and the manager would certainly need to invest in the transfer market.

‘I’ll be busy, that’s for sure,’ Wenger told the club’s official website. ‘I am already busy and I said already one month ago we are a bit short to deal with all the competitions we face, especially in midfield. We will be busy, yes.’

Previously Arsenal used to be more concerned over players leaving rather than staying at the club, with the arrival of Ozil and Sanchez, players are more keen to stay committed. Although, there is a chance of Mathieu Debuchy leaving the club in January.

‘It’s not impossible [that Debuchy will leave]. I’m happy if he stays but we’ll see,’ said Wenger.

The 30 year old defender has only made a total of 7 appearances for Arsenal this season, three of which were in November. He featured against Dinamo Zagreb, Bayern Munich and Tottenham.
On the other hand, Wenger has revealed that they are in progress of making FC Basel’s midfielder Mohamed Elneny’s transfer happen but says that nothing is laid in concrete as yet.

‘Unfortunately we cannot announce anything at the moment about this player [Elneny] because nothing has been concluded,’ added Wenger.

Elneny is an Egyptian midfielder who has made a total of 40 appearances for his country and scored goals in the process. The 23 year old has been on Arsenal’s radar for quite a while, and is reported to have a medical to finalise the deal. Arsenal is reported to have agreed a four and half year deal at £5m fee with his current club, FC Basel. However, he would be required to attain a work visa in order to make him eligible to play for Arsenal.