Arsenal: Wenger answers question about January transfer plans

You could easily view this as a simple tactic of managing expectations on the part of the Arsenal manager.

But Arsene Wenger batted away questions about whether the Gunners would spend in the January transfer window by giving a pretty low-key response.

Wenger is quoted by Sky Sports as saying:

“We have plenty of options offensively,”

“Defensively we are not in the need at the moment.”

TFF agrees that Arsenal are in the strongest shape that they have been in many years.

But the question remains of how ruthlessly determined Arsene Wenger is.

Has he already conceded defeat in the title race to Chelsea who are comfortably ahead of Arsenal right now?

And would a really ambitious manager go all out to strengthen the side with one or two stellar additions in order to try to bridge that gap in the second half of a season in which the likes of Manchester United and Manchester city have been a little bit under par?

These age old questions will resurface with the Frenchman’s latest comments and we have to agree that Arsenal could push the boat out a little bit more and really try to challenge seriously for this title up until May, instead of running out of steam as they so often do in the spring.

When you look at the likes of Manchester United, who haven’t been in the Champions League for two of the last three years, Arsenal are a very stable club and Wenger deserves praise for that.

But surely Wenger wants to take a little bit more weighty silverware with him into retirement?

Arsenal fans: time to spend?