Arsenal January Prospects: 8 Last-Minute Transfers Arsene Wenger May Do

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Arsenal January Prospects: 8 Last-Minute Transfers Arsene Wenger May Do
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There are a mere nine days left in the January Transfer Window and as expected for Arsenal, there have been mass amounts of rumours but actually little materializing.

Manager Arsene Wenger had stated earlier in the season that he would neither buy nor sell anyone in January. The Frenchman believed he boasted the ideal squad that had sufficient depth and quality to conquer the Gunners' notorious five-year trophy drought.

However, Wenger has since retracted those comments due to injury woes, particularly in the defensive department.

Since August, Arsenal have been without defensive leader Thomas Vermaelen due to a persistent ankle injury, prompting Wenger to have only three fit, experienced defenders.

Sebastien Squillaci and Laurent Koscienly both arrived in the Summer and thus are experiencing their first campaign in the English Premier League.

Also, imposing Swiss Johan Djourou was absent with a severe knee injury for the whole of last season bar the final EPL game, which ensures Wenger is skeptical and tentative to use the 23-year-old on a consistent basis.

Squillaci recently sustained a hamstring injury and is expected to return in February, whilst highly touted youngster Havard Nordtveit has departed the Emirates to Borussia Monchengladbach.

This has forced Wenger to admit he may need to secure the services of an experienced defender to reinstate presence into the Arsenal back four.

There is also the question of selling. There has been more speculation than in recent seasons, and for once, it does not revolve around captain Cesc Fabregas and Barcelona. A number of players have been linked away from North London, which raises question over just what Wenger may do.

Here are 10 transfers Arsene Wenger may do in the remaining nine days of the January Transfer Window.

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