Report details how Wenger will use £100m Arsenal kitty in January window
By Will Butcher
Arsene Wenger has no plans to strengthen his Arsenal side in the January transfer window, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim that the Frenchman will not be tempted to delve into the winter window despite the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust estimating there is nearly another £100million available in the cash-rich club’s kitty for transfers.
Reports had suggested that the 67-year-old manager was likely to enter the market as key men Santi Cazorla, Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck all remain on the sidelines through injury.
However, Wenger is unlikely to make any moves in the window unless his Arsenal squad suffers an injury crisis in the near future.
The Telegraph claim that the experienced manager is confident his squad is strong enough to cope with the demands of the Premier league, FA Cup and Champions League knockout stages.
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Fans will be worried by the news, with Arsenal’s rivals likely to enter the market in less than a month’s time in order to strengthen their Premier League title chase.
Arsenal spent almost £100million in the summer, bringing in the likes of Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Perez in big-money moves.
But it is reported that, after Saturday’s 5-1 demolition of West Ham, Wenger is unlikely to add to his squad in the summer despite concerns still being raised over his options at left-back.
Arsenal will be looking to secure top spot in Group A of the Champions League on Wednesday night, as they face FC Basel in Switzerland.
The Gunners will be hoping Paris Saint-Germain drop points to Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets Razgrad as they look to give themselves every chance in the competition’s knockout stage.
In other Arsenal news, John Hartson has delivered this warning to the Gunners.