This term has been a roller coaster for the North London club. In September, after beating Liverpool and Southampton consecutively, the Gunners were well placed in third position to mount a title challenge.
Roll on just over two short months later and Arsenal were languishing in 10th after losing at home to Michael Laudrup's Swansea City—the Gunners' lowest league position since 1994.
With their current slide down the league halted, thanks to fortuitous win over West Bromwich Albion, Wenger must now turn his attention to his team and halt their slide. Add in a poor end to their group campaign in the Champions League and an embarrassing exit to the hands of Bradford City in the Capital One Cup, and you can see exactly why Wenger is under pressure.
Arsenal have been dismantled as a serious side over the past eight seasons—to such an extent that they are now no longer looked upon as being credible title contenders on a consistent basis.
As the January transfer window nears Le Prof must sign players to bed them in for what might be this term and for the title challenge that must come next season.
Doing so will safeguard his job, put an end to recent fan protests and secure the Gunners as viable title contenders going forward.
Here, Bleacher Report looks at five players who would return Arsenal to the glory days of old.