The snow, and the cancelled games at the Emirates and all around the country has left Arsenal fans with very little to discuss, and more time than they need to sit inside and look out the window, counting down the days until Christmas.
But if they looked instead at the Premier League, they would see one of the Premier League’s top clubs has plummeted this season without their reliable manager, Martin O’Neill. That team would be Aston Villa, who finished sixth last season but are currently in 14th, and are out of the Europa Cup. Nice one Houllier!
They have some very capable players, ones who could do a job at Arsenal. Perhaps not start, but be capable substitutes. In this slideshow, I’ve looked at five players in their squad who Arsene Wenger could take a closer look at, come the end of the season, or even in January.
And please: Think of this as food for thought, a kick-start to debate, not direct instructions to Wenger that he should buy all these players immediately.
In alphabetical order: