To say Arsene Wenger’s transfer record has been shambolic the last few years is probably an understatement.
This summer was no different and the Frenchman has a lot of making up to do if they’re going to win anything this season.
Europe seems the most likely charge for the club with Arsenal favourites to win the Europa League at 6/1.
Some new faces in January will only help Wenger’s cause, and there are already plenty of rumours circulating…
As the door will likely close on Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, the Gunners look all but sure to sign Lyon striker Nabil Fekir.
It’s thought that a £60million deal looks almost complete as Wenger looks to replace that creative spark and he could be the ideal signing to link up with Alexandre Lacazette.
It’d certainly make up a little of the upset caused by Wenger’s handling of Sanchez and Ozil, particularly if he hits the ground running.
Arsenal’s failure to capture Thomas Lemar on deadline day perhaps epitomises the club in the last few years.
It has certainly left them short so far this season and has blown their Premier League title odds to smithereens. We could see them return for their man this window however.
If either Ozil or Sanchez do leave in January, they will have to try and sign a big name. Lemar could be that man.
It’s thought another £35million bid will be tabled, but Barcelona are also monitoring the player which would put a huge question mark over Arsenal’s chances of signing him.
Goretzka’s stock is pretty high right now. Out of contract in the summer and a number of English clubs keeping an eye on him, Arsenal will want to get business done early. Which could mean January.
The club will likely have to go toe-to-toe with Chelsea if they do try for the Schalke midfielder but it would be a great move if the Gunners could get him.
They will also have a rivalry with Barcelona too, with rumours suggesting he’s already informally agreed to join the Spanish giants.
Wenger isn’t happy with his current goalkeeper predicament and it looks as though Petr Cech has seen better days.
At the top of the Frenchman’s wish list is Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas. Spanish publications are claiming that the Costa Rican is ready for a change, but whether Madrid will let him go in January is a different story.
Naturally, if they finally get their man in David De Gea in the summer, Navas will be surplus to requirements and could find himself making his way to the Emirates.