Arsenal Transfer Prospect: 10 Players Gunners Fans Desperately Desire in January

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Arsenal Transfer Prospect: 10 Players Gunners Fans Desperately Desire in January
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The harsh European winter is looming as the only safe haven in sight for Arsenal fans thanks to their horrific start to 2011-2012, the Gunners' worst start to a Premier League campaign since it began.

Arsene Wenger's squad have conceded four losses, including a 8-2 humiliation by Manchester United, a 4-3 loss to a frail Blackburn and recently a 2-1 defeat to rivals Tottenham in the North London derby.

Furthermore, just two wins have emerged.

The Arsenal squad has evidently take a step back in quality and calibre from last season with expert playmakers Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri both departing to Barcelona and Manchester City, respectively, and were relieved by experienced midfielders Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun, whilst veteran left-back Gael Clichy also transferred with Brazilian Andre Santos arriving alongside Ivorian forward Gervinho.

The Gunners faithful will now look to January with the hope that Arsene Wenger will secure quality reinforcements to ensure the North London giants can maintain their UEFA Champions League presence and their diminishing respect.

The Frenchman has funds as his disposal, but will be wary that, should the Gunners become out of reach to secure a top four English Premier League place, then money will need to be maintained.

Wenger is certainly not a manager to make rash, expensive purchases and is unlikely to break his ways just because of a form lapse.

However, the Arsenal fans are adamant that reinforcements are desperately required. The defensive line still possesses its lingering frailty and is particularly fragile from set pieces and crosses. Furthermore, the Arsenal midfield lacks energy and a general playmaker. Robin van Persie, Alexandre Song and Theo Walcott are all approaching precarious stages in their Arsenal contracts and Wenger may look to January in order to secure replacements to ensure a repeat of the recent summer fails to occur.

Nonetheless, Bleacher Report establishes the top 10 players Arsenal fans would love to see in January.

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