Date: 28th December 2006 at 8:06pm
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Over on Vital Arsenal we want to know who, if anyone you would bring in during the January transfer window.

With the January sales only days away all the transfer speculation is set to explode.

Klass Jan Huntelaar, Miroslav Klose, Yohann Pele, Igor Akinfeev, Jesus Navas and Gokhan Zan are just some of the names being bounded about.

What are you views on the players we’ve been linked with? Who would you like to see come in? Should we move for Ronaldinho, Vieira, Buffon or re-sign Paul Merson.

No matter how ridiculos or un-realistic it may be we want you views so get yourself ovr onto our forum and let us all know.



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32 Replies to “If You Were Wenger In January”

  • keep faith with the current squad it will do wonders for them next season, im sure wenger will just pick up the odd youngster in january
    COME ON ARSENAL

  • well Igor Akinfeev is quite young ! and so is jesus, so they could qualify, personally i woould like him to sign an experienced player to settle the team and guide the kids.

  • None of the aforementioned. Boruc to replace Jens at the end of the season and Ribery, and one from Bale/Baines.

  • I would do my best to get a left midfield player LIKE Puerta or Ribery. Maybe a goalie. The current squad is strong – the only areas that need urgent attention is that LM spot.

  • Now why would Wenger get some young LB like Baines when he already has the excellent prospect Clichy at around the same age?

  • I would sign Akinfeev, Richards and Kaka. The best young keeper, a very talented english defender that can play on either side and the best player on the world at the moment.

  • Peter, in case Clichy gets injured/suspended/whatever who would you expect to fill in? I don’t want to see Flamini or Lauren again there. A good LB offers Arsenal width, creates more space, makes the opposition wide players to track back, especially the overlapping runs of both Eboue/Clichy. Plus, competition is always a healthy thing and since we only have a good Armand Traore developing, I would rather see Baines than Bale. Akinfeev is a bit short for my personal taste (185 cm) and too young (20), while Boruc is 193cm, 26 yrs, accustomed to the life on the island (always a plus) and has a substantial experience (World Cup, ChampsL, UEFA C., SPL). We’ve all seen Ribery and know what he is capable of, while Puerta is another risky Reyes situation.

  • I wouldn’t sign anyone (unless Eto’o comes a knockin), we have a strong squad, but we are integrating a lot of new players, I don’t think throwing new bodies at it will help. Diaby, Lauren, Gallas and TH will all be fresh for the second half of the season and the Beats and Rosicky will only get better. Having siad that, I said in the summer I felt Buffon would arrive in Jan and that would not displease me.

  • wouldnt sign a left back as Gallas can play there, which in turn gives Senderos and Djourou chances when and if he is shifted. A goalkeeper in the summer but nothing now.

  • Maybe a goalie to settle in before Lehman goes, so that when Lehman goes, the dude will have well adapted. Other than that, if someone top top became available, I’d buy. Like Ronaldinho, Eto’o , Kaka, etc. Otherwise me thinks we’re good. No Torres for me. Oh, and maybe we could do with better LB back up other than the usual suspects. Not that Flamini was bad there last season, not that Gallas is bad there, but maybe a more “proper” LB, so we have two fo them.

  • Other than MU visiting, you actually have a very soft schedule til mid-March. Should have the league done and dusted by then, all over but planning the parade route. No need to sign anyone.

  • Gallas is cover as LB seeing as there’s a couple of good quality standbys for the CB position. I just feel signing another LB around the same age as Clichy for what will most likely be 6-8 milliomn is kind of self-defeating. I would suggest that another SPECIALIST LB may need to be an option come the end of the season but not now.

  • Navas is the risk, Puerta’s much more stable. Or are you petrified of signing another Spanish forward player ever again?! 🙂

  • traore should be given a chance if clichy was injured he was great in carling cup im not sure of his height i think hes taller than clichy which is one of clichys weaknesses.

  • buffon would be the best buy for us, but would be better to get him at the end of the season, but i doubt wenger would go for him.

  • A keeper would be the only position I would consider strengthening. Craig Gordon from Hearts would be an excellent buy and I reckon it would only take 4 million or so!!

  • I wouldn’t buy anyone. Traore will be good enough cover and Gallas can play LB as well. Buying a keeper to replace Jens in January is suicidal because all that will accomplish is unsettling Jens and throwing a goalkeeper into a new league whomever it may be. We have Diaby and Lauren coming back, so there really isn’t a point in the centre of the park and RB. We have more than enough depth in the striking formation as well. Bringing someone in here will unsettle future stars like Bendtner and Stokes.

    So in other words – we don’t need anyone…

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