Wenger considers 'panic buy'
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsene Wenger admits he may be forced into a 'panic buy', as injuries continue to mount.
Arsene Wenger admits he may be forced into a 'panic buy', as injuries continue to mount up for Arsenal.
Julio Baptista is the latest player to be added to the casualty list after the forward picked up a groin injury after coming on as a substitute in the FA Cup draw with Bolton.
With fellow frontman Robin van Persie potentially out for the rest of the season with a broken foot and a number of other first team players struggling, Arsenal may have to make a move prior to Wednesday's transfer deadline.
Asked whether the situation could force his hand in the transfer market, the Arsenal manager said: "That is a good question. I cannot give you an answer. I do not think so.
"We have lost now van Persie, and will see what Baptista has."
Wenger accepted: "I would see that as a panic buy because it was not planned."