According to British daily tabloid, the Daily Star, former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer thinks that Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger needs to resist being cautious and sign three new players this January transfer window if Arsenal are to compete for the tile and get past Barcelona in the Champions League.
Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger has said he expects to have a busy midseason window telling the Guardian three days ago.
“I’ll be busy, that’s for sure,” he replied when asked about his January transfer business. “I’m 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.”
Wenger has already taken steps to help alleviate his defensive midfield problems with the Independent reporting that Arsenal’s first signing will be Basel Midfielder Mohamed Elneny, with the two clubs agreeing on a £7.3 million transfer fee.
The Independent goes on to say that personal terms have been agreed between the 23-year-old Egyptian international, and that he has successfully completed his medical and is now just waiting for a work permit before finalizing the move.
Apart from adding to his midfield options Shearer also feels Wenger must sign a striker to compliment Olivier Giroud.
“Arsenal are in a strong position in the Premier League and also through to the last 16 of the Champions League again,” Shearer said.
“But they always seem to get injuries – already this season is no exception – so they need to strengthen their squad for the second half of the season.
“Another centre-forward, a defensive midfielder and a centre-half should all be on Arsene Wenger’s list but the difficult thing for Wenger is to find a way of doing that in the middle of the season to improve his team.”
The display we saw this afternoon from Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey in the Gunners 1-0 victory over Newcastle United was further proof that Elneny’s work permit cannot arrive soon enough, with Arsenal fortunate not to have gone a goal down due to the massive gap the pair left open in the heart of midfield.