The European winter is suprisingly close, ensuring harsh weather, the prospect of a white Christmas and above all, the January transfer window. A month of madness will soon commence, and almost every side in Europe will be eager to gain or relieve some sort of presence in their roster.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expected to be particularly busy during the new year thanks to a budget of £50 million. The Frenchman endured an unfortunate summer which saw key midfield presences Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri depart the Emirates for a combined £55 million, and despite the late influx of deadline day arrivals, Wenger is still eager to acquire new talent.
The Gunners have superbly resurrected their season after a horrific start which included an 8-2 humiliation by reigning Premier League champions Manchester United. Despite a relatively fully fit squad which is playing strongly, the Gunners manager is eyeing midfield players with a desire to gain added play makers in January.
A large array of rumours have already surfaced, linking Wenger with a host of big name midfielders, and with an extended budget, anything could occur during 2012. Bleacher Report establishes the top 10 midfielders Arsene Wenger will target.