Wenger on deal for defensive midfielder
According to Arsene Wenger, Arsenal will be in the hunt for a new signing when the transfer window opens.
The club failed to sign an outfield player last summer, becoming the only participant in this season’s Champions League to do so.
However, more injuries to first team players have revived the demand for a new addition to the squad as the January transfer window approaches.
With Theo Walcott, Mikel Arteta, Francis Coquelin all ruled out while the likes of Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky are yet to make an appearance this season, Wenger has admitted Arsenal may do ‘something’.
“We are in a position where we want to do something,” said Wenger on Thursday.
“If I find the right quality, I will do something.”
The Gunners may be one of the world’s wealthiest football clubs, but Wenger insists the price of a player matters to the him.
“I love a bargain,” the boss said. “Who does not love a bargain? I don’t know many people that don’t like a bargain.
“What is for us a bargain is to buy players of top quality, because only top quality strengthens our squad.
“I can tell you I bought Patrick Vieira for £3.5million and it was a top bargain because he was a top quality player. we spent £40m on [Mesut] Ozil but I still consider it a bargain because the player is top quality and the priority has to be the quality of the player.”