English Premier League football has undertaken a two-week hiatus to enable the hustle and bustle of international football to prosper. It is an adequately timed break for many teams, but for others, it is a halt to their momentum.
This is certainly the case for Arsenal. The North London giants have amassed four consecutive and impressive Premier League victories and nine wins out of eleven in all competitions to diminish their horrific start to 2011-2012. However—despite their form—it is clear that Arsene Wenger is still not completely content with his squad.
Their early-season performances cannot be forgotten, despite the Gunners lacking key presences through various suspensions, injuries and the influx of deadline-day signings. The squad has adapted strongly in recent weeks, but defensively, there are still concerns that the midfield still lacks a genuine flair and efficiency. However, Wales captain Aaron Ramsey is quickly destroying that notion.
Nonetheless, Arsene Wenger is expected to implement more changes come January. The Frenchman has a transfer budget of £50 million, whilst the lingering concerns of players with precarious contracts—furthered by others simply not performing—ensures a need for transfers.
Bleacher Report, as always, delivers all the news and establishes five deals Arsene Wenger may make in January.