Arsenal's dismal start to the 2011-2012 season— which includes the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri and three Premier League defeats, including an 8-2 humiliation by reigning Premier League champions Manchester United and a 4-3 loss to Blackburn—has left the Gunners' faithful viewing the January transfer window as the only save haven.
After the traumatic conclusion to 2010-2011, fans have become further disgruntled by Arsene Wenger's inability to secure quality presences, particularly with the departures of high-calibre playmakers Fabregas and Nasri, whose contracts totaled to £60 million.
Furthermore, the Gunners' defensive line still possesses the lingering frailties of last season, highlighting the Frenchman's stubbornness to change his high-line defensive ways.
However, the Arsenal manager does boast sufficient funds despite his flourish of last-minute summer signings which barely exceeded £20 million alongside the £8 million acquisition of Gervinho and the £15 million signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The North London giants are in need of certain reinforcements, particularly as the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City, who all utilized their funds strongly during the recent summer, continue to strengthen.
Wenger is not renowned for January purchases, but if problems persist and the Gunners' continue for mid-table mediocrity, the Frenchman will be eager to implement changes come the English winter.
BleacherReport establishes the 20 players Arsene Wenger could target.