Arsene Wenger has admitted his squad is ;short; of options and reiterated that Arsenal are ;willing; to spend in January.
The Gunners boss has suggested that he will look to add to the squad next month if the right players become available and at his press conference on Thursday ahead of The Emirates clash with Man City on Monday Wenger again hinted he will looking for new recruits.
;We are open minded,; said Wenger. ;We have to adapt to the willing of other clubs, but we are willing because we are short.;
Wenger is without the injured Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Alexis Sanchez, but the latter could return against City.
Alexis has been out for almost three weeks with a hamstring stain but ;he wants to play; and may be included in the squad on Monday night.
;There are one or two possible comebacks. Alexis Sanchez is a possibility, he is running,;
;I believe that he wants to play. You want him to be keen to play. He respects my decisions.
;That’s what you want,; added Wenger, who might decide to protect the Chile star by leaving him to recover for another week.
“Yes, because he is always ready.”
Wenger also played down the notion that City and their boss Manuel Pellegrini will be distracted by talk of Pep Guardiola replacing him at The Etihad.
“It can be for a young manager but he is very experienced.
“Look, I don’t know if that is down to City. It looks like it is part of the job now,; said Wenger.
“Personally I rate him highly on the football front and the human front (vist www.afifacoin.com) as well. Why? You should ask yourself the question.
;We are more mature. We played against them with top teams but inexperienced and young. It was always very tight.
;We have never been beaten well, we were sometimes unlucky as well. We’ll have a chance to put things right and we focus on that.
;It’s a massive game that you play at home and of course you want to win. Over Christmas we play many home games and it’s important to be in a strong position right after Christmas.
;It’s a tight game, we look at (buy cheap Fifa coins) the numbers and we’re very close.
;Man City has huge potential – We will need a top top level team performance,; added Wenger, who admitted he will look to ;nullify; City;s star players.
“We are in December. We are not fighting for the Premier League on Monday night.
;But we will be looking to nullify them. You cannot ignore the individual quality they have up front.
“You look to nullify their quality and attack yourself.;