Arshavin urges Arsenal boss Wenger to buy in January

Andrey Arshavin has told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to buy big in January.

Andrey Arshavin has told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to buy big in January.

Gunners boss Wenger has been rocked by an injury crisis in the past fortnight that has robbed him of Robin van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner, Gael Clichy and Kieran Gibbs.

Russian playmaker Arshavin said: "Arsene needs to buy new players and expensive ones. All the talented and inexpensive players are already with us and the players who could really boost our power are all costly to bring in.

"I realise that if we buy a star, someone in the squad will be rejected but this is fair. It is the manager's job to decide such things."