Arsenal enter the January transfer window apparently in need of a forward and manager Arsene Wenger has signalled his intention to sign one if he can get the right player at the right value. The Gunner’s Premier League tilt could hinge on the action in January, similar to the situation when Andrey Arshavin was signed last season.
In typical Wenger fashion, he today played down his intentions, but he is heavily relying on the fitness of Nicklas Bendtner.
"If I find a really good opportunity we will do it but, for the rest, wait and see," he told The Independent. "If we have Bendtner, [Carlos] Vela, Eduardo, [Andrey] Arshavin and [Theo] Walcott coming back available, then we have quite a good number of strikers. We can be a bit more relaxed.
"Bendtner should join in [training] next week. His fitness is not too bad because he worked hard, but could only run in straight lines because he has a groin problem. Groin problems, they cannot change direction,” he continued.
“If Bendtner is a long term, we were in an absolute position to get a striker but not now. We can take it or leave it now if we don't find what we want."
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