5 January Transfers to Make Arsenal EPL Contenders

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5 January Transfers to Make Arsenal EPL Contenders
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Arsenal are currently priced as being third favorites to win the Premier League behind Manchester City and Chelsea. It begs the question; who does Arsene Wenger need to sign to overtake Manuel Pellegrini's and Jose Mourinho's teams?

The Gunners are on top of the Premier League, have only lost once since last March and have taken the most Premier League points this calendar year. They are the form team in English football. 

Between now and January 1, the Gunners have 16 matches to traverse. They face two incredibly difficult periods within those games. The first begins an awful six-game run starting on October 22 when they play Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. They then play Chelsea, Liverpool, Dortmund, again, and then Manchester United.

The second block starts on December 8 and takes in EvertonNapoli, Manchester City and then Chelsea.

Should the Gunners come through those stern tests, bookmakers will have no choice but to shorten their price from 5-1 and consider them genuine Premier League contenders.

That being said, Wenger will still need to strengthen to match the likes of City and Chelsea and Manchester United who will, undoubtedly, improve after Christmas.

Here, Bleacher Report looks at five transfers to make Arsenal guaranteed Premier League contenders.

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