Arsenal desperately needs cover for Francis Coquelin


Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Redknapp is of the opinion that Arsenal must strengthen their midfield in January if they are to have any chance of competing for the Premier League title.

Arsenal has now won their last two matches 3-0 which now sees them just two-points behind league leaders Manchester City with a genuine chance of competing for the title providing that defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin does not get injured.

“Another 3-0 win for Arsenal and they are right in this title race,” Redknapp wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.

“They’ve made a much better start than last season and if they finish this campaign as strongly then they have a fantastic chance.

“But the January transfer window is going to be key.

“Of course they’d love to sign somebody like Karim Benzema but that’s not going to happen, especially if Arsenal go out of the Champions League. But there’s money in the bank and they should look to reinforce.

There’s plenty of quality but if someone like Francis Coquelin gets injured, is there enough cover? They must be decisive because this is a real opportunity.