With Arsenal having been hit by the bad news about the club captain Mikel Arteta suffering a setback to his recovery from an ankle injury, Arsene Wenger’s need to use the January transfer window to strengthen the Arsenal squad in this area was made even more clear.
It was widely reported that the Frenchman was already looking to sign a player to cover us there, so you would think that the boss was even more determined. But at the same time, we have seen the emergence of Francis Coquelin who was recalled from a loan spell with Championship club Charlton and has been getting better and looking more composed at the heart of Arsenal’s midfield ever since.
His latest performance away to Man City has not only got the fans and media talking about him, it has convinced Wenger to sign him up to a new deal, according to a report by The Independent who claim that we are set to offer Coquelin a new contract as his current deal is due to expire at the end of the season.
That still leaves the question of whether the Arsenal manager will still want to use the transfer market this month and you guess is as good as mine on this one.