Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out signing the Moroccan forward as insurance cover if necessary:"He is a player we were close to signing," "But at the moment we have lost a little bit of touch with him because there is no transfer period now."We might reconsider the position if it is needed in January." I think the key words here are "if it is needed". Injuries may force his hand, or he may feel we need a little insurance upfront to give us something a little different, as this boy does work his socks off and will chase absolutely everything which would suit us as in MOST games this season we've been doing just that. I don't feel we need an auto replacement for Adebayor personally, as I believe Bendtner is more than capable, but cover will be welcome in my view if things aren't going to plan by the new year. He would also be a somewhat cheap commodity, with his price set to be slashed as in the window he would be 6 months away from costing nothing at all.