Arsenal Transfer Scenarios: 5 Signings That Could Save Their Season

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Arsenal Transfer Scenarios: 5 Signings That Could Save Their Season
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It has been a mixed season for Arsenal so far, mixing famous victories against Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund with lame, cringing defeats to the likes of Blackburn and Swansea. The team as a whole has become less mistake-prone than that of last season, with the defense becoming a lot tighter. Laurent Koscielny in particular is worthy of praise in this case. However, injuries have struck the squad and Arsenal are now looking for replacements in two key areas.

1) At full-back

With Bacary Sagna and Carl Jenkinson injured at right-back, and Andre Santos and Kieran Gibbs injured at left-back, Arsenal  have had to play two central defenders in those positions, a move that has often cost them games, so a loan or a purchase of a top full-back or two is definitely on Arsene Wenger's agenda for January.

2) At striker

In this position, Robin Van Persie has been the shining light for an Arsenal, creating and scoring aplenty. So much so that Arsenal have been called a one-man side this season. While that accusation is not entirely accurate, it cannot be denied that Ju Young Park or Marouane Chamakh are not adequate replacements at this moment in time for Van Persie's goal threat.

Arsenal will be looking for a top striker who can create as well as score goals all by himself, preferably one who is versatile, with European experience, and one who can head the ball as well as play as a lone striker in a 4-3-3. A Robin Van Persie replacement, in short. 

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