By 1970's Gooner
The press has been publishing lists of central defenders that Wenger is including on his wish list now that the BFG will be out for the next 5 months.
But I fear that if he spends good money to get a top defender then there will be that less money to get a top striker.
For you shouldn't be fooled by what Arsene is saying publicly that we can now enter the market for the top players. I prefer to believe Gazides when he says we can't compete with the big clubs. He holds the purse strings and he is speaking the truth in my opinion.
It seems that Arsenal have enough cash to make a big buy a year, more or less. And by paying top money on a new central defender there will be no funds left to buy a top forward which imo is more urgent.
The answer that he is likely to turn to is to move Monreal to the centre back position as he has played there before and performed quite well. In this way Gibbs will come into the side in his position at left back.
Koscienly is likely to be back to training by the 10th August and probably ready to play soon after.
Up to then Gabriel and Monreal will form the central defensive pairing. And Wenger will save the money to get a new striker that the team is crying out for.
All this can happen IF AND ONLY IF the money that is saved is properly utilised to get in a top top striker.