Arsene Wenger has been handed January transfer ultimatum

Arsene Wenger may be holding out to see if a Premier League club will opt to take young forward Yaya Sanogo on loan, but the longer he stalls the longer the chance remains that he might not leave at all. It’s believed that French club Bordeaux are ready to snap up the 21-year-old until the end of the campaign, but will only do so if they receive a response by tomorrow. They’ve set the deadline in the hope of ensuring that Wenger makes a decision either way as soon as possible, with the Frenchman having made it clear that his preference is to see Sanogo finish the season in England’s top flight. Elsewhere the storm continues to rage surrounding Wojciech Szczesny’s supposed fine for being caught smoking in the showers post-match. Rumours infer the Polish stopper was caught lighting up after the loss to Southampton and slapped with a £20,000 fine.