How Arsene Wenger can sort out his squad without spending a penny on transfer fees.
The January transfer window is generally regarded as the time of the season when the rumour mill goes into overdrive about clubs spending big on fixing the squad issues that have emerged during the first few months of the season – but it is also a crucial time for the free transfer market.
Players out of contract in the summer can now be approached about the possibility of bosman moves, a market that is becoming ever more important to Premier League clubs. Arsenal are no different – here are four deals that we believe could help the Gunners without spending a penny on transfer fees:
Loris Karius (Mainz)
The falling out between Arsene Wenger and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny looks set to continue, with the Pole left out of the Arsenal team for this weekend’s Premier League defeat of Stoke City. The Pole is far from the complete goalkeeper anyway and, with one of Europe’s finest young goalkeepers available on a free transfer in Loris Karius, the Gunners would be wise to consider a move.