Arsene Wenger not strengthening team despite injuries to top players

Aaron Ramsey ruled out for three weeks, adding the growing list of injured Arsenal players

Arsene Wenger fells it would be needful for the club to strengthen the team in January, despite injuries to top players.

Aaron Ramsey is the latest to be hit with a harm-string injury, ruling him out until the rest of the year.

While Arsenal hopes on the return of Koscielny from a calf injury; Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, David Ospina, Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal are still long wishes on the recovery list.

Santi Cazorla is expected to return to the Arsenal line-up after he was rested against Galatasaray.

“If everybody is fit and available, we don't need to go on the transfer market. But we have to consider that there could be a question mark with Koscielny's fitness and we have to go out on the transfer market.

“He (Koscielny) has a calf strain that might be linked with the fact he has maybe overprotected his Achilles I don’t know. [The inflammation] has not gone completely but on one side it has gone, on the other side not completely. If he did not have a calf strain he could play with his Achilles.

“There will be very little activity, because all the big clubs want to keep their players, and it will be as usual quiet in the first three weeks and a bit frenetic in the last three or four days.”

Arsenal head into the weekend games against Newcastle with a depleted squad, looking to better their stand in the EPL with a favourable result after the 3-2 loss to Stoke City last Saturday

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