Wenger says it is possible he will sign a player in the January transfer window if the right player comes along. “If the right player turns up we will do it” he told the audience tuned into his live webchat on the Arsenal website. “I understand it is a very interesting subject for our fans” he accepted.
The qualities Wenger is looking for in a striker are firstly technique: “Because it is very important to integrate into our game that you have a very good technical level” secondly intelligence: “Intelligence of movement and awareness around the box” and third, commitment. These are three important ingredients the Arsenal manager says he requires.
Arsene also said that he would consider a player that had already played in European competition though it would disqualify him from taking part in Champions League games. Though he would prefer that they are available for all competitions he feels that as the club are also going for the domestic trophies it allows the opportunity to rest players for the different competitions.
But the manager isn`t looking for a stop gap “It would mean that he [new signing] has the quality to play for the long term for Arsenal Football Club” he claimed.
Wenger also confirmed that Theo was the fastest player in the current squad swiftly (of course!) followed by Vela and Traore. Walcott had earlier revealed that he had broken Henry’s 40m record which Wenger revealed was ‘around’ 4.82 seconds while Theo managed 4.72 seconds. “He could have been a 100 metre runner” asserted le Boss adding that Vela was not too far behind him.
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