Arsenal news – Wenger: “Respect the budget” in Jan, Bendtner to Lazio, Denilson quiet on Barca links

Wenger: “Respect the budget” in Jan.

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he may well bring in some new players in January in a bid to maintain Arsenal’s stance at the business end of the Premier League table.

The Frenchman has insisted he will “respect the budget,” after doing a U-turn on his earlier statement that he will not be looking to bring in reinforcements in the new year.

According to Goal.com, Wenger told Al-Jazeera TV: “If we find the players who can give something more to the team, we will do it.

“We respect our budget. You look at clubs who lose £100 million or £150m and if we do that, then we go bust. It’s as simple as that. We pay what we can afford.”

Bendtner to Lazio.

Nicklas Bendtner could be on his way to Lazio, as the Italian outfit look set to offer the Danish international a way out of his frustration in north London.

Denmark coach Morten Olsen has previously hinted he may be forced to drop the striker from the squad should he fail to gain enough playing time at the Emirates, and Bendtner has also spoken of his frustration at the lack of first team opportunities.

Goal.com is reporting that Lazio could be the answer to his problems, as they look set to make an £8.4m offer in the new year.

It is thought, however, that Lazio are monitoring other potential targets to strengthen their front line too, with Man City’s Roque Santa Cruz and Werder Bremen’s Hugo Almeida also on their radar.

Denilson quiet on Barca links.

Denilson has admitted there is a chance he could leave Arsenal in the new year amid reported interest from Barcelona.

The Brazilian did state his present happiness at the club, but German side Wolfsburg have also shown an interest, with Steve McClaren’s men looking set to table a bid of around £11m for the midfielder.

Goal.com cites that the player told O Globo: “I am presently happy with Arsenal, but I am a professional player and I can never discard anything in my future.”

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