Arsene Wenger will be given £20million in January in a desperate bid to help rescue Arsenal’s disastrous season.
Arsene Wenger will you the money to sign a new defender
Wenger has also accepted he must sign a new Defensive Midfielder, but he is likely to wait until the summer when he is given a larger budget
Arsenal’s problems in defence were underlined last week when they threw away a 3-0 lead against Anderlecht in the Champions League, then lost 2-1 to Swansea on Sunday despite being 1-0 up with 15 minutes left.
Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk, West Ham’s Winston Reid, Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar and Manchester United’s Chris Smalling were all considered in the summer.