Arsenal have just had an excellent December and see themselves 4 points behind leaders Chelsea and 1 point behind Man Utd, however they have a game in hand. As everyone knows, is the importance of a striker, since Dutch star Robin Van Persie is effectively out untill the rest of the season. Click here for the possible options available to Wenger. Switzerland defender Phillipe Senderos may have a move to Everton pending, as he aims to meet his with World Cup ambitions. Finally for around 4 weeks, utility man Emmaunuel Eboue and holding midfielder Alex Song will be missing due to the African Cup of Nations duty, however Wenger is unlikely to buy for these positions as he has adequate cover within the current squad with Sagna the number 1 right back, and Denilson/Diaby able to fill the holding position in the midfield.
Let's look at their best 11:
Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
Nasri Van Persie Arshavin
Wenger has expressed his desire to bring in a striker, but it is most importantly for Wenger is value for money, as he isn't willing to spend big (although the sources may be available).
In: a striker; Chamakh looks the most likely with Arsenal constantly linked with the Morrocan International. Other names have been raised, but they are either too pricey or will be replaced once Van Persie returns; i.e. Dzeko, Pavlyuchenko, Darren Bent, Carlton Cole. Maybe one of the smarter moves would be to bring in Klass-Jan Huntelaar on loan untill the end of the season with a option to buy. Finally a young central defender could be brought in to cover for Senderos since Djourou is out for another 4 months.
Out: Senderos may be the only player allowed to leave with his World Cup aspirations, possible suitors are Everton. Also Jack Wilshire is expected to be sent on loan to Burnley. Expect a few more of the Carling Cup team, such as Fran Merida and Jay Emmanuel Thomas to be sent out on loan, however would be pleased with the current squad he has and would not look to let anyone else leave.
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