Gunners chief plays down striker need


Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is unlikely to try and sign a new striker for Arsenal during the January transfer window.

The Gunners boss currently has Robin van Persie, Marouane Chamakh and Ju Young Park battling for starting places at the Emirates Stadium. However, Wenger will be without Chamakh in the New Year, due to his involvement with Morocco at the African Cup of Nations, which will leave him a striker short. But the Frenchman feels he has enough strength in depth with other players able to play in attacking roles for the Gunners.

“At the moment, I do nothing in January,” he said on the club’s website. “I have a big squad, but if you knock at my door and say ‘I have a fantastic player for you’, I will not turn it down.

“If we have no injuries, we should get away with it because we have Oxlade-Chamberlain, who can play there, Park, Arshavin and Van Persie. So we still have offensive players, but we could be a bit short if we have an injury.”