After last night's Capital One Cup defeat to Bradford City, the need for reinforcements at Arsenal is greater than ever. Fortunately, the January transfer window is just around the corner, so Arsenal fans will hope they won't have to wait too long for the cavalry to arrive.
Ivan Gazidis suggested back in November that Arsenal had "kept some powder dry" as far as their summer transfer activity was concerned. Well, that powder needs to be used now, and possibly even augmented with income from the new commercial deal with the Emirates. Arsene Wenger has been reluctant to spend the money available in the past, but Arsenal's recent travails on the field will surely persuade him that the squad could benefit from a couple of significant additions.
Over the next five slides I'll take a look at players who I think could add something to the squad. Some of them won't surprise you; some might.