Arsenal will buy somebody in January. This statement appears to becoming more and more realistic and inevitable every day. Arsene Wenger possesses a £50 million transfer budget at his disposal for the long winter, and with his striking stocks fragile and calls for midfield and even defensive reinforcements, the Frenchman is destined to make a rare January purchase, or purchases.
This has ensured a large array of rumours to flourish, linking some of the best players in Europe to the Emirates. German teenage sensation Mario Goetze has attracted much attention; OSC Lille dynamo Eden Hazard is on the cards; whilst Alexandre Pato, Lukas Podolski and Sebastien Granero have all enjoyed speculation, too.
These players are all of superb quality and would likely command a lengthy fee. However, as Arsenal fans will be well aware, Wenger is not known for breaking his budget in order to attract qaulity, even if the Gunners should be in a dire situation.
Since his tenure began, Wenger has preferred to secure cheap options who are overloaded with potential. Thierry Henry cost just £11 million, Robin van Persie a mere £2.75 million and Fredrik Ljungberg, £3 million. This is why it is highly likely Wenger will continue the trend and rather than utilize a large section of his transfer budget and sign a world-renown players, fans should expect an unlikely player to arrive.
BleacherReport establishes seven unlikely players who Arsene Wenger just might sign.