Wenger’s transfer wish list: Probably no one

There will be no more midfielders, strikers, or goalkeepers. The only question is cover for Thomas Vermaelen whose Achilles heel injury seems to be dragging on forever.
Vermaelen’s been a fantastic addition but is a known injury risk. While at Ajax he missed a substantial number of games in four out of the five seasons. Depending on how he progresses with his recovery in the next two weeks, Wenger seems to be leaning towards a late transfer decision bringing another center back.
In the Birmingham match, Johan Djourou and Laurent Koscielny showed impressive organization and strength nullifying set pieces. If they set the template with a similar performance today against a more highly rated City attack then Wenger maybe less inclined to make a transfer move.
With Vermaelen’s return, either one of them could be his partner (Djourou is a better choice) leaving Sebastian Squillaci on the bench as injury cover.
Gary Cahill is again mentioned as a possible candidate but his price tag of £20m is a dampener. Even throwing Carlos Vela as a sweetener might not make that much of a dent in price for the value minded Wenger. There is a strong possibility that there might be no more additions in the January transfer window.

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