Thierry Henry set to be Arsenal’s ONLY signing in January

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made many pronouncements about the rumoured Arsenal targets. It is certainly possible that he is just creating a smoke-screen to put everyone off finding out who his targets are, but I am beginning to think not!

When asked about whether he was targeting Lukas Podolski Wenger said “No!” curtly. He has made it clear that he only needs a short-term striker to cover while the African Nations Cup is on, and so the signing of Henry is nearly certain now.

Arsenal Lead Chelsea In Fight For Barcelona Wonderkid

Barcelona’s winger Isaac Cuenca may be in for an unexpected move in January as both Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in the 20-year-old who has yet to extend his contract with the Catalans.

Being more often than not on the sidelines Cuenca is delaying his contract talks with the European Champions and interest didn’t show up late in his services after he’s proved to be one of the best prospects of Spanish football.

Chamakh Confirms Rumours About Him Leaving

Marouane Chamakh has responded to all the rumours which were linking him to a possible Arsenal exit in January after he became a weekly sideline player. The 27-year-old striker seems to be interested to leave, but not in January.

‘I am 27 and I need to play. I cannot stay like this forever. I won’t leave in January but I will take an important decision in June.”, said Chamakh

‘I was surprised by the offers I got last summer but my priority was to stay at Arsenal. A return to France? If so, it will be to Bordeaux.’

Wenger – Arshavin Is Staying In January

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger seems unwilling to let Russian forward Andrey Arshavin go in January even though the winger grew frustrated by the lack of chances he got with the Gunners since the summer when Gervinho was brought in.

According to Wenger his plans with the former Zenit player are not yet over and he needs him to be there for the second part of the season, so a possible transfer away from the club is unlikely.

“I am losing players like ­Marouane Chamakh and ­Gervinho to the African Cup of Nations, but I have players like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ju Young Park and Andrey ­Arshavin to come in.”, said Wenger

Arsenal Outgoing and Incoming January Transfers

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is likely to do a bit of a spring cleaning in January when the transfer market will be opening, and will look to sell some of the players which are no longer motivated enough at Arsenal.

Rosicky  is one who was often linked with a possible departure, but the French manager denied the rumours:

“Rosicky is at Arsenal and he remains at Arsenal,” Wenger said.

The most likely to leave Arsenal this January are Squillaci, Arshavin and Chamakh.

Arsenal to lose Frimpong in January loan move

Recent speculations in the English press say that Arsenal’s teenage midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is set to leave the club in January for a 6 months loan move at Premiership side Wolverhampton.

The young hotshot can’t seem to find his place in Wenger’s first team too often after the transfers came in and some of Arsenal’s players got rid of old injuries, and he’s likely to accept any loan move which can provide him with weekly action.

Frimpong is likely to join Wolverhampton because manager McCarthy is a well known admirer of him and in many occasions the boss declared that he would like to bring Frimpong over for a loan if possible.

Wenger:” Let’s show that we have made the right decisions”

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger offered a statement for the club’s official magazine saying that he is confident The Gunners will once again rise and fight for the title. The Frenchman also spoke about the efforts done this summer by him and his team to transfer as many high quality players as possible and to try and form a strong team.

“It was all change in the summer and some of that was for unwanted reasons,” Wenger told the Official Arsenal Magazine.