Arsenal will be looking at January as an opportunity to secure their top-four status.
It’s much the same at Arsenal heading in the January transfer window with Arsene Wenger’s side calling out for a robust centre back and a strong defensive midfielder – the question is though; will Wenger actually buy what he needs?
It was a season of so much promise for Arsenal but unnecessary gambles in the summers because Wenger couldn’t get the exact players he wanted has left the Gunners 13 points off the pace and struggling to distance themselves from their top four competition.
If Wenger wants to ensure Champions League football for another year and finish the season on a high, these are the deals that could make it a perfect January window for the Arsenal boss.
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OUT: Yaya Sanogo
Sonogo might be innocently loveable on the pitch with his Bambi on ice like style but a return of just one goal in a season and a half of bit part action is nothing to be laughing about.
Loaning Sanogo out to a Premier League side could be a move of genius and allow Wenger to see if there’s a reason to still keep faith in the young Frenchman’s potential or if it’s time to let him go.