Arsenal's need for quality recruits in January is obvious. While they don't need to bring in half a squad, the Gunners do require an infusion of quality. Several South American stars could answer that need.
These include a current Real Madrid star who has fallen out of favour. There is also a pair of playmakers Arsenal have scouted in the past.
The list is dominated by Brazilians, but this is not unreasonable, given Arsene Wenger's history of recruitment from Brazil. Most of these are transfer scenarios suggested by this author and are not players necessarily currently linked with Arsenal.
Attempts have been made to keep the list as realistic as possible. So there is no place for high-priced Colombian sensation Radamel Faclao.
Here are the top South American stars Arsenal should consider working out.