Arsenal Winter Transfer News: Hatem Ben Arfa and Latest Gunners January Targets
Arsenal continue to eek out results, but their struggles this season have not been masked as much as they would hope for them to have been.
Despite this summer having yielded the addition of Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, the three have not been able to be complete savior's for the club.
There are still more tweaks that are likely to be made in January that could enhance the chances of Arsenal making a strong run for a title push in the second half.
Hatem Ben Arfa
According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are weighing the potential of a move for Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa as the replacement for Theo Walcott should the 23-year-old take his leave from the Emirates this January.
Ben Arfa has risen to the occasion for Newcastle since returning from his prolonged injured which he suffered early in his Magpies career.
Arsenal had looked ready to send Andrey Arshavin packing in the last few transfer windows, and he seemed ready to be moved on this winter.
Last season Arsenal loaned out rising midfield star Emmanuel Frimpong to Wolverhampton only to see him brought back to the Emirates in pieces thanks to a major knee injury.
After a long road back to health he was not allowed to be loaned out over the summer, but according to the Mirror, he is looking to be sent out this winter to once again seek first-team action.
Although it is a long shot for many clubs, Arsenal are one of a group that have been linked to Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha in the coming January window.
According to the Mirror, Arsenal's chief scout Steve Rowley watched the youngster over the past weekend as they continue to keep tabs on his development.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for a new Dutchman to lead their line in the form of Robin van Persie's national team partner, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.