Potential Arsenal Transfer Targets
The transfer season is upon us, and it appears that Arsene Wenger is planning to dip into the market for "one or two" special players who can make a difference in the push for silverware.
The debate at the moment is what positions require the most attention?
With that in mind, I delve into some possibilities for the current winter transfer window.
Stefan Kiesling, who plays for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, would provide the size that the team is lacking and has been spoken of in the past by Wenger.
Chamakh is an out-and-out striker who fits on this list based on interest from the summer and Wenger's interest in French or France-based players. Although recent news points to him remaining with club team Bordeaux through the rest of the season.
Cole is the large and powerful striker who would seem to be a perfect fit for Arsenal. He already plays in England and is not cup tied, but he is English and that usually doesn't bode well.
A player with bite and flash. The questions, though, are greater than the answers. Will City sell, would he even fit in with a team like Arsenal, and what about his size? He isn't exactly large.
Almunia has been an obvious weak link all season, but is Green a good enough replacement?
A 23-year-old keeper for CSKA in Moscow, Akinfeev has loads of potential. He is currently between the sticks for Russia, but what can you expect from him in the Prem?
Throwing Hangeland in the mix because I think he is a solid player with size who would be great for depth and potentially taking over for Gallas, whom Arsenal fans have never completely supported.
Briand, who plays for Rennes in France, is a solid striker who could come relatively cheaply, but may not be anything more than a squad player.
Immense talent at immense cost. Loads of potential, but worry over how he might perform with extended duty in the Prem.
Obviously near and dear to all Arsenal hearts. There really hasn't been talk about him coming to the Emirates, but, to me, he represents something we do not need. A defensive midfielder.
No, he isn't coming to the Emirates, but he illustrates and old need that is currently not a position about which Wenger should be concerned. Defensive midfield.