Arsenal‘s fans had been given the biggest boost they would have hoped for at the start of the Premier League campaign this season as Arsene Wenger surprised the entire footballing world by signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. The German playmaker has succeeded in lifting the mood and confidence around the Emirates as the Gunners continue to lead the League table after round 21. Fans expecting a similar impact transfer in this month’s window might be left disappointed as the boss does not intend to splash the cash again for another signing just for the sake of keeping up with the other big guns in the League.
Wenger has reiterated his happiness with the current squad, which he believes is egalitarian in nature, and he is quite right in his assessment. The club’s strength in midfield options is unrivaled across the League, and the contributions of a few have been exceptional so far. Aaron Ramsey has been amazing, and Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Serge Gnabry are beginning to put in impressive performances. Ozil has not yet peaked, but his contributions have been quite praise-worthy.
Ramsey’s injury has not had a major impact on the club so far as the team has coped very well with his absence by being unbeaten in the matches against Newcastle United, Cardiff City, Tottenham and Aston Villa. The midfielder’s potential return against Southampton could be the biggest boost for the club’s fans this month, and they would no doubt hope that the Welshman replicates his sensational form and leads the club to trophies at the end of the season. After years of playing catch-up, Arsenal finally has a chance to win it all if they continue the trend of finishing the season strongly.
Arsenal has an appreciable depth in squad, and it might not be necessary for Wenger to recruit again if he continues to inspire his creative midfield force. After all, goals from the lone-fit striker Olivier Giroud are not the only thing propelling the club forward, and Wenger’s argument of resisting from disturbing the squad balance with a forced transfer makes complete sense if the club continues playing like it has all season long (except for the aberration against Manchester City).